Potentially inappropriate medication use in elderly patients: a study of prevalence and predictors in two teaching hospitals.

@article{Harugeri2010PotentiallyIM,
  title={Potentially inappropriate medication use in elderly patients: a study of prevalence and predictors in two teaching hospitals.},
  author={Anand Harugeri and Jinta Joseph and Gurumurthy Parthasarathi and Madhan Ramesh and Shoba Guido},
  journal={Journal of postgraduate medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={186-91}
}
BACKGROUND Geriatrics is an emerging clinical specialty in India. Information about the appropriateness of prescription medication use among the elderly in India is limited. AIMS To determine the prevalence and predictors of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) use, and assess the relationship between PIM use and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in the hospitalized elderly. SETTINGS Medicine wards at two teaching hospitals. DESIGN Prospective observational study. MATERIALS AND… CONTINUE READING

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