Drug utilization and potentially inappropriate drug use in elderly residents of a community in Istanbul, Turkey.

@article{Ay2005DrugUA,
  title={Drug utilization and potentially inappropriate drug use in elderly residents of a community in Istanbul, Turkey.},
  author={Pinar Ay and Ahmet Akici and H Harmanc},
  journal={International journal of clinical pharmacology and therapeutics},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={195-202}
}
OBJECTIVE This study investigates drug utilization and estimates the prevalence of potentially inappropriate drug use in a Turkish population aged 70 years or older. MATERIAL AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out on a total of 1019 participants who accepted face-to-face questionnaires in home interviews in Istanbul. All medications used in the three weeks prior to the study were recorded. Some major risk factors that might influence the use of inappropriate medication such as… CONTINUE READING