Inappropriate prescribing in a large community-dwelling older population: a focus on prevalence and how it relates to patient and physician characteristics.

@article{Amos2015InappropriatePI,
  title={Inappropriate prescribing in a large community-dwelling older population: a focus on prevalence and how it relates to patient and physician characteristics.},
  author={Tony Amos and Scott W. Keith and Stefano Del Canale and Paolo Giuseppe Orsi and Marcello Maggio and Sara Baccarini and Gianluca Gonzi and Maoqiong Liu and Vittorio Maio},
  journal={Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics},
  year={2015},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          7-13
        }
}
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE The prescription of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) for older adults is a well-known population health concern. Updated country-specific estimates of inappropriate prescribing in older adults using germane explicit criteria are needed to facilitate physician-tailored quality improvement strategies. Therefore, we sought to determine the prevalence of PIMs for older adults in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, using the updated Maio criteria. We also evaluated patient… CONTINUE READING
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