Effects of benefits and harms on older persons' willingness to take medication for primary cardiovascular prevention.

@article{Fried2011EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of benefits and harms on older persons' willingness to take medication for primary cardiovascular prevention.},
  author={Terri R. Fried and Mary E. Tinetti and Virginia R. Towle and John R. O'Leary and Lynne P. Iannone},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={171 10},
  pages={923-8}
}
BACKGROUND Quality-assurance initiatives encourage adherence to evidenced-based guidelines based on a consideration of treatment benefit. We examined older persons' willingness to take medication for primary cardiovascular disease prevention according to benefits and harms. METHODS In-person interviews were performed with 356 community-living older persons. Participants were asked about their willingness to take medication for primary prevention of myocardial infarction (MI) with varying… CONTINUE READING

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