Journal Article

Potentially inappropriate medication use in hospitalized elders.

Rothberg MB; Pekow PS; Liu F; Korc-Grodzicki B; Brennan MJ; Bellantonio S; Heelon M; Lindenauer PK.

This retrospective cohort study discovered that nearly 50% of patients received a potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) during hospitalization. Patients with myocardial infarction or heart failure were most likely to receive a PIM whereas men, those in managed care plans, and patients older than 85 were least likely.