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High risk prescribing in older adults: Prevalence, clinical and economic implications and potential for intervention at the population level

Gnjidic, Donijela; Le Couteur, D; Pearson, Sallie-Anne; McLachlan, Andrew; Viney, Rosalie; Hilmer, Sarah; Blyth, Fiona; Joshy, Grace; Banks, Emily


Background: High risk prescribing can compromise independent wellbeing and quality of life in older adults. The aims of this project are to determine the prevalence, risk factors, clinical consequences, and costs of high risk prescribing, and to assess the impact of interventions on high risk prescribing in older people. Methods. The proposed project will utilise data from the 45 and Up Study, a large scale cohort of 267,153 men and women aged 45 and over recruited during 2006-2009 from the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-115
Access Rights: Open Access


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