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Performance of a trigger tool for detecting drug-related hospital admissions in older people: analysis from the OPERAM trial.

Zerah L, Henrard S, Thevelin S, et al. Performance of a trigger tool for detecting drug-related hospital admissions in older people: analysis from the OPERAM trial. Age Ageing. 2022;51(1):afab196. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afab196

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February 16, 2022
Zerah L, Henrard S, Thevelin S, et al. Age Ageing. 2022;51(1):afab196.

Adverse drug events (ADEs) are an important cause of hospitalizations in older adults. Based on data from the OPERAM trial, this study explored the accuracy of triggers for identifying medication-related hospital admissions in older adults. Triggers were related to diagnoses (e.g., falls, bleeding, thromboembolic events), laboratory values (e.g., hypo- or hyperglycemia) and other factors (e.g., mention of an ADE in the patient record, abrupt medication discontinuation). Among 1,235 included hospitalizations, 58% cases had at least one trigger; medication-related admissions were adjudicated in 72% of these cases.

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Zerah L, Henrard S, Thevelin S, et al. Performance of a trigger tool for detecting drug-related hospital admissions in older people: analysis from the OPERAM trial. Age Ageing. 2022;51(1):afab196. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afab196