Inappropriate prescribing in the elderly: a comparison of the Beers criteria and the improved prescribing in the elderly tool (IPET) in acutely ill elderly hospitalized patients.

@article{Barry2006InappropriatePI,
  title={Inappropriate prescribing in the elderly: a comparison of the Beers criteria and the improved prescribing in the elderly tool (IPET) in acutely ill elderly hospitalized patients.},
  author={Patrick J. Barry and Nancy O'Keefe and Kaitlin Ann O'Connor and D O'mahony},
  journal={Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={617-26}
}
BACKGROUND In appropriate prescribing is a significant and persistent problem in elderly people, both in hospital and the community and has been described in several countries in Europe and also the USA. The problem of inappropriate prescribing has not been quantified in the Republic of Ireland. The most commonly used criteria for the identification of inappropriate prescribing are the Beers' criteria [both independent of diagnosis (ID) and considering diagnosis (CD) - 2003 version]. The Beers… CONTINUE READING