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Potentially inappropriate medications and their effect on falls during hospital admission.

Damoiseaux-Volman BA, Raven K, Sent D, et al. Potentially inappropriate medications and their effect on falls during hospital admission. Age Ageing. 2022;51(1):afab205. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afab205

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March 23, 2022
Damoiseaux-Volman BA, Raven K, Sent D, et al. Age Ageing. 2022;51(1):afab205.

According to an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality study, an estimated 700,000 to 1 million hospitalized patients fall each year. This study assessed the impact of potentially inappropriate medications (PIM) on falls in older adults and compared the impact of three deprescribing tools on inpatient falls. PIMs identified by section K of the Screening Tool of Older Persons' Prescriptions (STOPP) had the strongest association with inpatient falls.