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Drug-related problems and polypharmacy in nursing home residents: a cross-sectional study.

Díez R, Cadenas R, Susperregui J, et al. Drug-related problems and polypharmacy in nursing home residents: a cross-sectional study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(7):4313. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19074313

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May 4, 2022
Díez R, Cadenas R, Susperregui J, et al. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(7):4313.

Older adults living in nursing homes are at increased risk of polypharmacy and its associated adverse outcomes, such as drug-drug interactions. The medication records of 222 older adult residents of one Spanish nursing home were screened for potential drug-drug adverse events. Nearly all included residents were taking at least one potentially inappropriate medication, and drug-drug interactions were common.