The hidden cost of nonselective nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in older patients.

@article{Solomon2003TheHC,
  title={The hidden cost of nonselective nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in older patients.},
  author={Daniel H. Solomon and Robert J Glynn and Rhonda L. Bohn and Raisa L Levin and Jerry Avorn},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          792-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Nonselective nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAID) are well known to cause an increased risk of gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage, congestive heart failure, and hypertension, but the cost of such adverse effects has not been rigorously defined. We calculated the excess risk and costs associated with the major adverse effects of prescription nonselective NSAID. METHODS This study involved a retrospectively collected random cohort of 41,826 continuously enrolled patients over 65… CONTINUE READING

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