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Issues in Aging - Polypharmacy

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Medication Use in the Elderly
Medication in Older Adults

Review Articles

Chutka, D. S., Takahashi, P. Y., & Hoel, R. W. (2004). Inappropriate medications for elderly patients. Mayo Clinic proceedings.Mayo Clinic, 79(1), 122-139

Fick, D. M., Cooper, J. W., Wade, W. E., Waller, J. L., Maclean, J. R., & Beers, M. H. (2003). Updating the beers criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults: Results of a US consensus panel of experts. Archives of Internal Medicine, 163(22), 2716-2724

Hanlon, J. T., Lindblad, C. I., Hajjar, E. R., & McCarthy, T. C. (2003). Update on drug-related problems in the elderly. The American journal of geriatric pharmacotherapy, 1(1), 38-43

Mallet, L., Spinewine, A., & Huang, A. (2007). The challenge of managing drug interactions in elderly people. Lancet, 370(9582), 185-191

Spinewine, A., Schmader, K. E., Barber, N., Hughes, C., Lapane, K. L., Swine, C., et al. (2007). Appropriate prescribing in elderly people: How well can it be measured and optimised? Lancet, 370(9582), 173-184


The Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics has been established through a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.