Multiple medication use in the elderly. Use of prescription and non-prescription drugs in an Australian community setting.

@article{Simons1992MultipleMU,
  title={Multiple medication use in the elderly. Use of prescription and non-prescription drugs in an Australian community setting.},
  author={Leon A. Simons and Susan E. Tett and Judith Simons and Roberta Lauchlan and John McCallum and Yechiel Friedlander and Isaac Powell},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={1992},
  volume={157 4},
  pages={242-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To document the extent of polypharmacy or multiple medication use in the elderly. DESIGN Cross-sectional examination of an age cohort of a community. SETTING Community-based study in Dubbo, NSW, in 1988-1989. SUBJECTS All non-institutionalised residents aged 60 years and over, numbering 1237 men and 1568 women. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Assessment of use of prescription and non-prescription drugs, recent hospitalisation, years of education, psychosocial variables. RESULTS 18% of… CONTINUE READING
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