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A Study on use of potentially inappropriate medications in elderly

Journal: University Journal of Medicine and Medical Specialities (Vol.5, No. 2)

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Page : 1-3

Keywords : Beers criteria''; '' potentially inappropriate medications';

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Objective -The study was done with the aim to find out the extent of drug use in elderly at the outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital and to evaluate inappropriate prescribing in reference to Beers' criteria 2012 .Materials and Methods- A cross sectional study was carried out at the out patient department of a tertiary care hospital. 153 patients above the age of 65 years were randomly included during the study period of six months from May 2012 to December 2012. The data included the patients' demographic and clinical details and the prescription.

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