Psychotropic drug initiation or increased dosage and the acute risk of falls: a prospective cohort study of nursing home residents

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BACKGROUND Previous studies suggest that psychotropic drug changes may signal an acute period of time whereby a person is highly vulnerable to fall. It is unknown whether certain classes of psychotropic agents are less safe with respect to the acute risk of falls. Our purpose was to compare fall rates in the 7 days following a change of an antidepressant… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-19

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