Is age an independent risk factor of adverse drug reactions in hospitalized medical patients?

@article{Carbonin1991IsAA,
  title={Is age an independent risk factor of adverse drug reactions in hospitalized medical patients?},
  author={Pier Ugo Carbonin and Marco Pahor and Roberto Bernabei and Antonio Sgadari},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={1991},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={
          1093-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To study the incidence and the risk factors of adverse drug reactions. DESIGN Multicenter survey. SETTING Hospitalized care: 22 internal medicine and 19 geriatric wards. PATIENTS All patients (n = 9,148) consecutively admitted during two observation periods of 2 months. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Incidence of adverse drug reactions. RESULTS The mean age was 67.1 +/- 0.17 years (median 72); the mean duration of hospital stay was 18.1 +/- 0.19 days (median 14). Each patient was… CONTINUE READING

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