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Use of the Beers criteria to predict adverse drug reactions among first-visit elderly outpatients.

Chang C-M, Liu P-YY, Yang Y-HK, et al. Use of the Beers criteria to predict adverse drug reactions among first-visit elderly outpatients. Pharmacotherapy. 2005;25(6):831-8.

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June 15, 2005
Chang C-M, Liu P-YY, Yang Y-HK, et al. Pharmacotherapy. 2005;25(6):831-8.

The investigators surveyed 882 elderly outpatients in order to determine if the Beers criteria can predict adverse drug reactions (ADRs). They found a positive relationship between potentially inappropriate drug prescribing, as defined by the criteria, and ADRs.

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Chang C-M, Liu P-YY, Yang Y-HK, et al. Use of the Beers criteria to predict adverse drug reactions among first-visit elderly outpatients. Pharmacotherapy. 2005;25(6):831-8.