DETERMINATION OF POLYPHARMACY AND INAPPROPRIATE DRUG USE IN PATIENTS AGED OVER 65 YEARS WHO PRESENTED TO THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT


Kaplan C., Bilge U., Acar N., Ünlüoğlu İ.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.22, no.3, pp.287-294, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.31086/tjgeri.2019.104
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-294

Abstract

Introduction: No study in the literature has reported the rate of inappropriate drug use among older patients admitted to emergency department in Turkey. This study aimed to evaluate polypharmacy and inappropriate drug use by elderly patients admitted to the emergency department.