Potentially inappropriate prescribing and adverse health outcomes in community dwelling older patients.

@article{Cahir2014PotentiallyIP,
  title={Potentially inappropriate prescribing and adverse health outcomes in community dwelling older patients.},
  author={Caitriona Cahir and Kathleen Bennett and Conor Teljeur and Tom Fahey},
  journal={British journal of clinical pharmacology},
  year={2014},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={201-10}
}
AIMS This study aimed to determine the association between potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) and health related outcomes [adverse drug events (ADEs), health related quality of life (HRQOL) and hospital accident and emergency (A&E) visits] in older community dwelling patients. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of 931 community dwelling patients aged ≥70 years in 15 general practices in Ireland in 2010. PIP was defined by the Screening Tool of Older Person's Prescriptions (STOPP… CONTINUE READING

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