Inappropriate drugs in elderly patients with severe cognitive impairment: results from the shelter study

Francesco Landi, Rosa Liperoti, Roberto Bernabei, Graziano Onder, Giuseppe Ferdinando Colloca, Matteo Tosato, Davide Liborio Vetrano, E Topinkova, D Fialova, J Gindin, Hg Van Der Roest

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Abstract

It has been estimated that Nursing Home (NH) residents with impaired cognitive status receive an average of seven to eight drugs daily. The aim of this study was to determine prevalence and factors associated with use of inappropriate drugs in elderly patients with severe cognitive impairment living in NH in Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e46669-e46669
JournalPLoS One
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • drugs
  • elderly

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