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Percent of community dwelling elderly who had at least one prescription (from a list of 11 medications and from a list of 33 medications) that is potentially inappropriate for the elderly.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.
2.22a Inappropriate drug use among community-dwelling elderly, United States, 1998.
2.22b Use of inappropriate medications by personal characteristics, United States, 1996.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).
U.S. population: age 65 and over.
Persons age 65 and over who had one or more of the 11 of 33 potentially inappropriate medications.
For details about the inappropriate medications, see Zhan C, Sangl J, Bierman AS, Miller MR, Friedman B, Wickzier SW, Meyer GS. Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in the Community-Dwelling Elderly: Findings from 1996 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Journal of American Medical Association, 286(22), 2823-2829, 2001.
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