Potentially inappropriate medication use in hospitalized elders.

  title={Potentially inappropriate medication use in hospitalized elders.},
  author={Michael B. Rothberg and Penelope S. Pekow and Fengjuan Liu and Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki and Maura J. Brennan and Sandra Bellantonio and Mark Heelon and Peter K. Lindenauer},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  volume={3 2},
BACKGROUND Prescribing of potentially harmful medications has not been well documented in hospitals. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine the rate of and factors associated with potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) prescribing in a large inpatient sample. DESIGN The study was a retrospective cohort of the period between September 1, 2002, and June 30, 2005. We used multivariable logistic regression to identify patient, physician, and hospital characteristics… CONTINUE READING


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