Medication use as a risk factor for falls among hospitalized elderly patients.

@article{Walker2005MedicationUA,
  title={Medication use as a risk factor for falls among hospitalized elderly patients.},
  author={Paul Charles Walker and Ahmad Alrawi and J. F. O. Mitchell and Randolph Eldon Regal and Ujjaini Khanderia},
  journal={American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists},
  year={2005},
  volume={62 23},
  pages={2495-9}
}
PURPOSE The relationship between medication use and falls among hospitalized elderly patients was studied. METHODS Sixty-two patients 65 years of age or older who fell during hospitalization were randomly selected from incident reports of falls and matched for age, sex, and discharge date with 62 patients who did not fall. Data on demographic characteristics, vital signs, laboratory test variables, drug therapy, and the presence of other known risk factors for falls were collected… CONTINUE READING

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