AHRQ Researchers Classify as a "Serious Problem" the Extent of Inappropriate Medicine Use in the Elderly

Among community-dwelling elderly, researchers found that over one-fifth received at least one potentially inappropriate medicine in 1996. While use of inappropriate medicines did decline from 1987-1996, researchers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality concluded that this remains “a serious problem.”
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