December 6, 2019 at 1:56 pm

Inappropriate Medication Use and Polypharmacy Increases Hospitalization

“Older adults prescribed more medications are likely to be hospitalized for an adverse drug reaction. Moreover, adverse drug events account for more morbidity and mortality than most chronic diseases, with death rates higher than many common cancers,” state authors Dee Mangin of McMaster University and Doron Garfinkel of Israel Cancer Association.
Their research addresses the widespread effects of inappropriate medication use and polypharmacy (IMUP).
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