Journal Article

Adverse drug events after hospital discharge in older adults: types, severity, and involvement of Beers criteria medications.

Kanaan AO; Donovan JL; Duchin NP; Field TS; Tjia J; Cutrona SL; Gagne SJ; Garber L; Preusse P; Harrold LR; Gurwitz JH.

Clinical pharmacists retrospectively reviewed ambulatory records to identify adverse drug events following hospital discharge among patients aged 65 years and older. As in prior studies, frequent adverse drug events were found involving a wide range of medications, not limited to potentially inappropriate medications as defined by Beers criteria.