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  • Published August 2014

Potentially inappropriate prescribing in older patients discharged from acute care hospitals to residential aged care facilities.

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This study found that about half of patients aged 70 and older who were discharged from the hospital to a long-term care facility were prescribed a medication deemed to be high risk according to Beers criteria. Despite clear evidence that geriatric patients experience high rates of adverse drug events, inappropriate prescribing remains common and concerning.

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