What types of inappropriate prescribing predict adverse drug reactions in older adults?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Adverse drug events happen all too often in older adults, but we still do not have a clear understanding of potentially modifiable risk factors, with the exception of polypharmacy. This paper critiques the article in this issue of The Annals entitled, "Inappropriate Prescribing Predicts Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults." A validated measure for self-reported adverse drug events was used, along with a modified measure for inappropriate prescribing that we developed nearly 2 decades ago (ie, Medication Appropriateness Index). Besides discussing the strengths and weaknesses of this article, we also recommend future research directions in this area.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hanlon, JT; Schmader, KE

Published Date

  • June 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1110 - 1111

PubMed ID

  • 20460555

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4890145

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1542-6270

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1345/aph.1P182


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States