Prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication use in elderly patients: comparison between general medical and geriatric wards.

@article{Egger2006PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication use in elderly patients: comparison between general medical and geriatric wards.},
  author={Sabin S. Egger and Andrea Bachmann and Nathalie Hubmann and Raymond Schlienger and Stephan Kr{\"a}henb{\"u}hl},
  journal={Drugs & aging},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={823-37}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Inappropriate drug use is one of the risk factors for adverse drug reactions in the elderly. We hypothesised that, in elderly patients, geriatricians are more aware of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) and may replace or stop PIMs more frequently compared with internists. We therefore evaluated and compared the prevalence of PIMs as well as anticholinergic drug use throughout hospital stay in elderly patients admitted to a medical or geriatric ward. METHODS… CONTINUE READING