Prevalence of the prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications at ambulatory care visits by elderly patients covered by the Taiwanese National Health Insurance program.

@article{Lai2009PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of the prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications at ambulatory care visits by elderly patients covered by the Taiwanese National Health Insurance program.},
  author={Hsiu-Yun Lai and Shinn-Jang Hwang and Yu-Chun Chen and Tzeng-Ji Chen and Ming-Hsien Lin and Liang-Kung Chen},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={1859-70}
}
BACKGROUND The use of potentially inappropriate medications can have profound medical consequences for elderly patients and place a substantial burden on the health care system. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication prescribing at ambulatory care visits by patients aged > or =65 years covered by the Taiwanese National Health Insurance program, to examine the characteristics of and risk factors for such prescribing, and to… CONTINUE READING

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