High Prevalence of Poor Quality Drug Prescribing in Older Individuals: A Nationwide Report From the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA)

Graziano Onder, Roberto Bernabei, Stefano Bonassi, Angela M. Abbatecola, Pietro Folino-Gallo, Francesco Lapi, Niccolò Marchionni, Luca Pani, Sergio Pecorelli, Daniele Sancarlo, Angelo Scuteri, Gianluca Trifirò, Cristiana Vitale, Stefano Maria Zuccaro, Massimo Fini

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Abstract

Poor quality of drug prescribing in older persons is often associated with increased drug-related adverse events, hospitalization, and mortality. The present study describes a set of prescribing quality indicators developed by the Geriatrics Working Group of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) and estimates their prevalence in the entire elderly (≥65 years) population in Italy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-437
Number of pages8
JournalTHE JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY. SERIES A, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • OsMed.
  • Prescribing
  • Quality indicators

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