Potentially inappropriate medications and risk of hospitalization in retirees: analysis of a US retiree health claims database.

@article{Albert2010PotentiallyIM,
  title={Potentially inappropriate medications and risk of hospitalization in retirees: analysis of a US retiree health claims database.},
  author={Steven M. Albert and Alberto M Colombi and Joseph T. Hanlon},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={407-15}
}
One important health outcome of inappropriate medication use in the elderly is risk of hospitalization. We examined this relationship over 3 years in a retiree health claims database to determine the strength of this association using alternative definitions of potentially inappropriate medications. Prescription and hospitalization claims for US retirees from a single large corporation were examined over the 3-year period, 2003-5. Purging the database of non-employees (dependents, spouses… CONTINUE READING

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