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Potentially inappropriate prescribing and its associations with health-related and system-related outcomes in hospitalised older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Mekonnen AB, Redley B, de Courten B, et al. Potentially inappropriate prescribing and its associations with health-related and system-related outcomes in hospitalised older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2021;87(11):4150-72. doi: 10.1111/bcp.14870.

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January 19, 2022
Mekonnen AB, Redley B, Courten B, et al. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2021;87(11):4150-4172.

Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older adults can result in medication-related harm. This systematic review of 63 studies found that potentially inappropriate prescribing was significantly associated with several system-related and health-related outcomes for older adults, including mortality, readmissions, adverse drug events, and functional decline.

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Mekonnen AB, Redley B, de Courten B, et al. Potentially inappropriate prescribing and its associations with health-related and system-related outcomes in hospitalised older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2021;87(11):4150-72. doi: 10.1111/bcp.14870.