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Patient factors associated with new prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications in multimorbid US older adults using multiple medications.

Jungo KT, Streit S, Lauffenburger JC. Patient factors associated with new prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications in multimorbid US older adults using multiple medications. BMC Geriatr. 2021;21(1):163. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02089-x.

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May 12, 2021
Jungo KT, Streit S, Lauffenburger JC. BMC Geriatr. 2021;21(1):163.

The purpose of this retrospective cohort study of older adults with polypharmacy and multimorbidity was to identify patient characteristics associated with new prescriptions for potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs). Patients who are male, 85 years and older, diagnosed with heart disease, and have an increased number of ambulatory visits were most at risk for being newly prescribed PIMs. The authors recommend these characteristics be considered when developing interventions to reduce PIMs in the geriatric population. 

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Jungo KT, Streit S, Lauffenburger JC. Patient factors associated with new prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications in multimorbid US older adults using multiple medications. BMC Geriatr. 2021;21(1):163. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02089-x.