Inappropriate prescribing in older residents of Australian care homes.

  title={Inappropriate prescribing in older residents of Australian care homes.},
  author={Andrew C. Stafford and M S Alswayan and Peter Tenni},
  journal={Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics},
  volume={36 1},
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE The incidence of inappropriate prescribing is higher amongst the older age group than the younger population. Inappropriate prescribing potentially leads to drug-related problems such as adverse drug reactions. We aimed to determine the prevalence of inappropriate prescribing in residents of Tasmanian (Australia) residential care homes using Beers and McLeod criteria. METHODS Patient demographics, medical conditions and medications were collected from medical… CONTINUE READING


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