Increased morbidity and higher prevalence of medication use commonly coexists among the elderly. When managed appropriately, older patients can benefit from drug therapy. However, drug related problems are more frequent and more serious in the elderly. The aim of the study was to assess the quality of medication use in older people at hospital admission.
Laeknabladid, 2011, Vol 97, Issue 11, p. 605-10
Age Factors; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Drug Therapy; Female; Health Services for the Aged; Hospitals, University; Humans; Iceland; Inappropriate Prescribing; Male; Patient Admission; Polypharmacy; Quality Indicators, Health Care; Retrospective Studies; Risk Assessment; Risk Factors; Sex Factors