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Journal Article

Medication-related harm in older adults following hospital discharge: development and validation of a prediction tool.

Parekh N, Ali K, Davies JG, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2020;29(2):142-153.

This study sought to develop a tool (PRIME) to predict the risk of post-discharge medication-related harm in older adults. The cohort was derived from inpatients at five hospitals in England and included 119 individuals who experienced medication-related harm requiring healthcare utilization and 699 individuals who did not experience a medication-related harm. Researchers found that the PRIME tool can accurately identify older at-risk patients and may help reduce medication-related harm and subsequent healthcare utilization.