Potentially inappropriate prescribing for elderly patients in 2 outpatient settings.

  title={Potentially inappropriate prescribing for elderly patients in 2 outpatient settings.},
  author={Vittorio Maio and Christine Hartmann and Sara Poston and Xinyue Liu-Chen and James S. Diamond and Christine A Arenson},
  journal={American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality},
  volume={21 3},
Research has shown a high prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication prescribing (PIP) for elderly patients in outpatient settings, but little is known about whether a physician's practice setting influences prescribing attitudes. This study examines the prevalence of PIP among elderly patients in 2 out-patient practices, 1 located in a senior citizens center and 1 in a general family medicine clinic. The authors conducted a retrospective chart review of a random sample of 50… CONTINUE READING

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