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Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people with dementia in care homes: a retrospective analysis.

Parsons C, Johnston S, Mathie E, et al. Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people with dementia in care homes: a retrospective analysis. Drugs Aging. 2012;29(2):143-155. doi:10.2165/11598560-000000000-00000

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February 15, 2012
Parsons C, Johnston S, Mathie E, et al. Drugs Aging. 2012;29(2):143-155.

This British study found that nearly 40% of elderly patients in six residential care homes were receiving at least one potentially inappropriate medication, as defined by the STOPP criteria.

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Parsons C, Johnston S, Mathie E, et al. Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older people with dementia in care homes: a retrospective analysis. Drugs Aging. 2012;29(2):143-155. doi:10.2165/11598560-000000000-00000