Published in Law and Health Weekly, March 26th, 2005
In 2000-01, according to researchers, more than 28% of elderly individuals received at least one of 33 medications deemed potentially inappropriate by medical experts, while 5% received 1 of 11 drugs that had been classified as inappropriate in all older patients. The findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Data showed that overall rates of use of any of the 33 potentially inappropriate medications were greater in women than in men....
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