Frequency of Inappropriate Medication Prescription in Hospitalized Elderly Patients in Italy

@inproceedings{Napolitano2013FrequencyOI,
  title={Frequency of Inappropriate Medication Prescription in Hospitalized Elderly Patients in Italy},
  author={Francesco Napolitano and Maria Teresa Izzo and Gabriella Di Giuseppe and Italo Francesco Angelillo and Vincenzo Castaldo and Andreo A De Stefano and Raffaele Dell'Aversano and Maurizio di Mauro and Vincenzo Iodice and Carmine Iovine and Giuseppe Matarazzo and Giacomo Rota and Antonio Sciambra},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Older people often need comprehensive treatment, including many medications, and polypharmacy is common. The aims of this cross-sectional investigation were to examine the potentially inappropriate medication during the hospitalization and to identify the factors that may influence such inappropriateness among elderly in Italy. METHODS A sample… CONTINUE READING