Inappropriate drug use in the elderly: a nationwide register-based study.

  title={Inappropriate drug use in the elderly: a nationwide register-based study.},
  author={Kristina Johnell and Johan Fastbom and M{\aa}ns Ros{\'e}n and Andrejs Leimanis},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  volume={41 7},
BACKGROUND Potentially inappropriate drug use (IDU) is an important and preventable safety concern in the care of elderly patients and has been associated with adverse drug reactions, hospitalization, and mortality. OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of potentially IDU among the elderly in Sweden and investigate whether age, sex, and number of dispensed drugs are associated with IDU. METHODS We analyzed data on age, sex, and dispensed drugs for people aged 75 years and older who were… CONTINUE READING

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