The relationship between total anticholinergic burden (ACB) and early in-patient hospital mortality and length of stay in the oldest old aged 90 years and over admitted with an acute illness.

@article{Kidd2014TheRB,
  title={The relationship between total anticholinergic burden (ACB) and early in-patient hospital mortality and length of stay in the oldest old aged 90 years and over admitted with an acute illness.},
  author={Andrew C. Kidd and Patrick Musonda and Roy Louis Soiza and Catherine Butchart and Claire J. Lunt and Yogish Pai and Yasir Hameed and Chris Fox and John F. Potter and Phyo Kyaw Myint},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={
          155-61
        }
}
The use of prescription drugs in older people is high and many commonly prescribed drugs have anticholinergic effects. We examined the relationship between ACB on mortality and in-patient length of stay in the oldest old hospitalised population. This was a retrospective analysis of prospective audit using hospital audit data from acute medical admissions in three hospitals in England and Scotland. Baseline use of possible or definite anticholinergics was determined according to the… CONTINUE READING
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  • A. C. Kidd
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