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The burden and risk factors for adverse drug events in older patients--a prospective cross-sectional study.

Tipping B, Kalula S, Badri M. South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde. 2006;96:1255-9.

The researchers assessed adverse drug events (ADEs) in older patients presenting to a South African emergency department and identified factors associated with risk for ADEs, such as the type of drug, number of medications, and number of clinical problems.