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Self-reported medication side effects in an older cohort living independently in the community - the Melbourne Longitudinal Study on Healthy Ageing (MELSHA): cross-sectional analysis of prevalence and risk factors

Thomson, Jennifer A.; Wang, Wei C.; Browning, Colette; Kendig, Hal L.

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BACKGROUND Medication side effects are an important cause of morbidity, mortality and costs in older people. The aim of our study was to examine prevalence and risk factors for self-reported medication side effects in an older cohort living independently in the community. METHODS The Melbourne Longitudinal Study on Healthy Ageing (MELSHA), collected information on those aged 65 years or older living independently in the community and commenced in 1994. Data on medication side effects was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010-06-10
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/95359
Source: BMC Geriatrics
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-10-37

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