Potentially inappropriate drug prescription in the elderly in France: a population-based study from the French National Insurance Healthcare system

@article{Bongue2011PotentiallyID,
  title={Potentially inappropriate drug prescription in the elderly in France: a population-based study from the French National Insurance Healthcare system},
  author={Bienvenu Bongue and M. L. Laroche and S. Gutton and Alain Colvez and Ren{\'e} Gu{\'e}guen and Jean Jacques Moulin and Louis Merle},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  year={2011},
  volume={67},
  pages={1291-1299}
}
Inappropriate prescribing is a known risk factor for adverse drug event occurrence in the elderly. In various countries, several studies have used insurance healthcare databases to estimate the national prevalence of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) in the elderly, as defined by explicit PIM lists. Recently, a representative sample of the French National Insurance Healthcare database, known as the “Echantillon Généraliste des Bénéficiaires” (EGB), was created, making it possible to… CONTINUE READING