Medication-related admissions in older people: a cross-sectional, observational study.

  title={Medication-related admissions in older people: a cross-sectional, observational study.},
  author={Stephen Rogers and Dan Wilson and Simon Wan and Mark Griffin and Gurcharan S. Rai and John Joseph Farrell},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  volume={26 11},
BACKGROUND Medication-related admissions are an important cause of hospital admissions in older people. The scope for prevention is less clear. OBJECTIVES To characterize medication-related hospital admissions in older people and assess their preventability. METHODS This was a cross-sectional, observational study conducted over 3 months. A pharmacist based in the medical admissions ward of a north London hospital screened all patients aged > or =65 years. A specialist physician assembled… CONTINUE READING


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