Potentially inappropriate medication use among elderly home care patients in Europe

Giovanni Gambassi, Graziano Onder, Roberto Bernabei, 33183, DI MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA "A.GEMELLI" FACOLTA', D Fialová, ROMA - Dipartimento di Medicina e chirurgia traslazionale, 33187, ROMA - Dipartimento di Scienze geriatriche e ortopediche, E Topinková, H Finne Soveri, Pv Jónsson, I Carpenter, M Schroll, Lw Sørbye, C Wagner, J Reissigová

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Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use among elderly patients have been used in the past decade in large US epidemiological surveys to identify populations at risk and specifically target risk-management strategies. In contrast, in Europe little information is available about potentially inappropriate medication use and is based on small studies with uncertain generalizability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1348-1358
Number of pages11
JournalJAMA (Ed. italiana)
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Drug Utilization
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Geriatrics
  • Home Care Services
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Medication Errors
  • Retrospective Studies


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