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.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)430-437
Numero di pagine8
RivistaTHE JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY. SERIES A, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
Volume69
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2014

Keywords

  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Drug Prescriptions
  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Medication Errors
  • OsMed.
  • Physician's Practice Patterns
  • Prescribing
  • Prevalence
  • Quality Indicators, Health Care
  • Quality indicators
  • Registries
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors

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