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Potentially inappropriate medication use in hospitalized elders.

Rothberg MB, Pekow PS, Liu F, et al. Journal of hospital medicine. 2008;3:91-102.

This retrospective cohort study discovered that nearly 50% of patients received a potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) during hospitalization. Patients with myocardial infarction or heart failure were most likely to receive a PIM whereas men, those in managed care plans, and patients older than 85 were least likely.