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Modification of potentially inappropriate prescribing following fall-related hospitalizations in older adults.

Walsh ME, Boland F, Moriarty F, Fahey T. Modification of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing Following Fall-Related Hospitalizations in Older Adults. Drugs Aging. 2019;36(5):461-470. doi:10.1007/s40266-019-00646-z

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July 10, 2019
Walsh ME, Boland F, Moriarty F, et al. Drugs Aging. 2019;36(5):461-470.

After an older adult has a fall, medication deprescribing is a crucial intervention to prevent future harm. This study of a large sample of elderly patients in Ireland found that they were frequently prescribed medications that increased their risk of falling, and deprescribing was rare after a fall-related hospitalization. A WebM&M commentary discussed tactics to more safely manage older patients' medications.

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Walsh ME, Boland F, Moriarty F, Fahey T. Modification of Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing Following Fall-Related Hospitalizations in Older Adults. Drugs Aging. 2019;36(5):461-470. doi:10.1007/s40266-019-00646-z

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