Rates, variability, and associated factors of polypharmacy in nursing home patients

@inproceedings{Beloosesky2013RatesVA,
  title={Rates, variability, and associated factors of polypharmacy in nursing home patients},
  author={Yichayaou Beloosesky and Olga Nenaydenko and Revital Feige Gross Nevo and Abraham Adunsky and Avraham Weiss},
  booktitle={Clinical interventions in aging},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the rate and variability of polypharmacy in nursing home (NH) residents and investigate its relationship to age, sex, functional status, length of stay, and comorbidities. METHODS We conducted a cross sectional, multicenter study that included six nursing homes. Demographic, clinical characteristics, Charlson comorbidity index (CCI), the number and classes of chronic medications, rate of polypharmacy >5 drugs (per day) and polypharmacy >7 drugs (per day) were recorded… CONTINUE READING