Cleve Clin J Med 2018 02;85(2):136-137
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA.
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Age Ageing 2004 Nov;33(6):530-2
Ann Pharmacother 2010 Jun 12;44(6):1110-1. Epub 2010 May 12.
Department of Medicine (Geriatrics), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
Adverse drug events happen all too often in older adults, but we still do not have a clear understanding of potentially modifiable risk factors, with the exception of polypharmacy. This paper critiques the article in this issue of The Annals entitled, "Inappropriate Prescribing Predicts Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults." A validated measure for self-reported adverse drug events was used, along with a modified measure for inappropriate prescribing that we developed nearly 2 decades ago (ie, Medication Appropriateness Index). Read More
Drug Saf 2010 Feb;33(2):163-5; author reply 165-6
JAMA 1997 Jan 22-29;277(4):312-7
Department of Pharmacy, Albany Medical Center, NY 12208, USA.
Objective: To quantify the type and frequency of identifiable factors associated with medication prescribing errors.
Design And Setting: Systematic evaluation of every third prescribing error detected and averted by pharmacists in a 631-bed tertiary care teaching hospital between July 1, 1994, and June 30, 1995. Each error was concurrently evaluated for the potential to result in adverse patient consequences. Read More