The impact of nursing home patients on prescribing costs in general practice.

@article{Avery1999TheIO,
  title={The impact of nursing home patients on prescribing costs in general practice.},
  author={Anthony J. Avery and Les Groom and Kimberley Brown and Kenneth Thornhill and Diderik Boot},
  journal={Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics},
  year={1999},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={357-63}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the costs of prescribing for older people in nursing homes with older people living at home and to compare patterns of prescribing between these two groups. DESIGN Retrospective case-control study. SETTING Nine general practices in Nottinghamshire. SUBJECTS Two hundred and seventy patients aged 65 years and over living in nursing homes matched for age, sex and general practice, with 270 patients living in their own homes. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES A comparison of the… CONTINUE READING