Pharmacologically inappropriate prescriptions for elderly patients in general practice: How common? Baseline data from The Prescription Peer Academic Detailing (Rx-PAD) study.

@article{Brekke2008PharmacologicallyIP,
  title={Pharmacologically inappropriate prescriptions for elderly patients in general practice: How common? Baseline data from The Prescription Peer Academic Detailing (Rx-PAD) study.},
  author={Mette Brekke and Sture Rognstad and J\or{\'u}nd Straand and Kari Furu and Svein Gjelstad and Trine Bj\orner and Ingvild Dalen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of primary health care},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={80-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess Norwegian general practitioners' (GPs') level of potentially harmful drug prescribing for elderly patients. DESIGN Prescription data for 12 months were retrospectively retrieved from the Norwegian Prescription Database (NorPD). Data were assessed in relation to 13 prescription quality indicators. SETTING General practice. SUBJECTS A total of 454 GPs attending continuous medical education (CME) groups in Southern Norway, 85,836 patients >or=70 years who received any… CONTINUE READING

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