Medications prescribed and occurrence of falls in general medicine inpatients.

@article{Cashin2011MedicationsPA,
  title={Medications prescribed and occurrence of falls in general medicine inpatients.},
  author={Richard P Cashin and Meiti Yang},
  journal={The Canadian journal of hospital pharmacy},
  year={2011},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={321-6}
}
BACKGROUND Although falls are multifactorial, medications are a key risk factor that may be modifiable. Falls were among the most common occurrences entered into a risk identification system at the authors' hospital. OBJECTIVES To identify whether general medicine inpatients who had experienced a fall were taking any medications known to be associated with falls. METHODS The literature was reviewed to develop a list of high-risk medications that have been associated with falls. In a… CONTINUE READING
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