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Inappropriate prescribing defined by STOPP and START criteria and its association with adverse drug events among hospitalized older patients: a multicentre, prospective study.

Fahrni ML; Azmy MT; Usir E; Aziz NA; Hassan Y.

In this prospective study involving 301 older patients admitted to 3 hospitals, researchers used the STOPP and START criteria to identify inappropriate prescribing and adverse drug events. Inappropriate prescribing was detected in 59% of patients and potentially inappropriate medications in 35% of patients. The use of inappropriate medications was associated with an increased odds of an adverse drug event.