Do geriatric conditions increase risk of adverse drug reactions in ambulatory elders? Results from the VA GEM Drug Study.

BACKGROUND Many clinicians prescribe cautiously to older adults with common geriatric conditions for fear of causing adverse drug reactions (ADRs). However, little is known about the association between these conditions and risk of ADRs. METHODS Using data from the VA Geriatric Evaluation and Management Drug Study, we determined any, preventable, and… CONTINUE READING