Use of NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, and acetaminophen and associated coprescriptions of gastroprotective agents in an elderly population.

@article{Rahme2002UseON,
  title={Use of NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, and acetaminophen and associated coprescriptions of gastroprotective agents in an elderly population.},
  author={Elham Rahme and Michael A. Marentette and Sheldon Xiaodong Kong and Jacques J Lelorier},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2002},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={595-602}
}
OBJECTIVES To identify determinants of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) inhibitor versus nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen prescription in seniors; and to compare gastroprotective agent coprescriptions. METHODS Administrative medical records were obtained from the government of Quebec health insurance agency. Three cohorts were formed based on prescriptions at study entry: COX-2 inhibitors, NSAIDs, or acetaminophen. Logistic regressions were used to adjust for potential… CONTINUE READING