Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients discharged from acute care hospitals to residential aged care facilities.

@article{Poudel2014PotentiallyIP,
  title={Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients discharged from acute care hospitals to residential aged care facilities.},
  author={Arjun Poudel and Nancye May Peel and Lisa Nissen and Charles A Mitchell and Leonard C. Gray and Ruth Eleanor Hubbard},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 11},
  pages={1425-33}
}
BACKGROUND The frequency of prescribing potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) in older patients remains high despite evidence of adverse outcomes from their use. Little is known about whether admission to hospital has any effect on appropriateness of prescribing. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to identify the prevalence and nature of PIMs and explore the association of risk factors for receiving a PIM. METHODS This was a prospective study of 206 patients discharged to residential aged… CONTINUE READING
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