Polypharmacy in nursing home in Europe: results from the SHELTER study

Graziano Onder, Rosa Liperoti, Roberto Bernabei, Matteo Tosato, Paola Elisa Danese, Francesco Luigi Landi, D Fialova, E Topinkova, Pf Gallo, I Carpenter, H Finne Soveri, J Gindin

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Abstract

This study assesses prevalence and patients characteristics related to polypharmacy in a sample of nursing home residents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)698-704
Number of pages7
JournalTHE JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY. SERIES A, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
Volume67
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cognition Disorders
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Depression
  • Dyspnea
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Health Services for the Aged
  • Homes for the Aged
  • Humans
  • Long-Term Care
  • Male
  • Nursing Homes
  • Polypharmacy
  • Prevalence
  • Severity of Illness Index

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