Fall risk increasing drugs and injuries of the frail elderly - evidence from administrative data.

@article{Bauer2012FallRI,
  title={Fall risk increasing drugs and injuries of the frail elderly - evidence from administrative data.},
  author={Thomas K. Bauer and Katharina Lindenbaum and Magdalena A Stroka and Susanne Engel and Roland Linder and Frank Verheyen},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 12},
  pages={1321-7}
}
BACKGROUND Society benefits on a large scale from improved medical care and pharmaceuticals. The prescription of pharmaceuticals, however, also carries risks such as the possibility of an increased hazard of falls, which may lead to severe injuries and increased health expenditures associated with these injuries. This study investigates the relationship of several fall risk increasing drugs (FRIDs) and injuries of elderly persons using multivariate regression models. METHOD Routine data from… CONTINUE READING
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