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Identifying Elderly Patients with Risk Factors for Adverse Drug Reactions

Purpose:

To reduce the chances of an adverse drug reaction in an elderly patient by recognizing preventable and nonpreventable risk factors.

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T36-T50

Description:

Doucet et al studied risk factors associated with adverse drug reactions in elderly patients admitted to the hospital. Recognition of these risk factors can help the physician adjust a patient's medications and dosages to reduce untoward side effects. The authors are from Rouen, France.

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