Indication for pharmacological treatment is often lacking: a cross-sectional study on the quality of drug therapy among the elderly.

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Although the elderly have a substantially higher drug use than younger patients, even after adjustment for multimorbidity, there is limited knowledge about the elderly's indication for treatment. It is essential for elderly patients to have a well-planned drug therapy. The first step towards a correct and safe drug therapy is to ensure that the patient's drugs have an indication, i.e. correct diagnoses are linked to all of the prescription drugs. The aim of this study was to examine to what extent elderly patients have indication for a number of their prescribed drugs and, furthermore, if there are any differences in indication for treatment depending on gender, age, level of multimorbidity and income.
Originalspråkengelska
Artikelnummer117
TidskriftBMC Geriatrics
Volym15
DOI
StatusPublished - 2015

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  • Allmän medicin

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