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Potentially inappropriate prescribing among older persons: a meta-analysis of observational studies.

Liew TM, Lee CS, Shawn KLG, et al. Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing Among Older Persons: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies. Ann Fam Med. 2019;17(3):257-266. doi:10.1370/afm.2373.

July 24, 2019
Liew TM, Lee CS, Shawn KLG, et al. Ann Fam Med. 2019;17(3):257-266.

Many older patients experience medication-related harm due to inappropriate prescribing. This meta-analysis found that potentially inappropriate medication prescribing in older patients worsened health-related quality of life and increased emergency department visits and hospitalizations. A WebM&M commentary discussed strategies for safer medication management for older patients.