Psychoactive medication use in intermediate-care facility residents.

  title={Psychoactive medication use in intermediate-care facility residents.},
  author={Mark H. Beers and Jerry Avorn and Stephen B. Soumerai and D. E. Everitt and Dr. Susan G. Sherman and S. Hawthorne Road Winston - Salem},
  volume={260 20},
Despite the large number of elderly patients in nursing homes and the intensity of medication use there, few current data are available on patterns of medication use in this setting. We studied all medication use among 850 residents of 12 representative intermediate-care facilities in Massachusetts. Data on all prescriptions and patterns of actual use were recorded for all patients during one month. On average, residents were prescribed 8.1 medications during the month (interquartile range, 7.4… CONTINUE READING