Polypharmacy and health outcomes among older adults discharged from hospital: Results from the CRIME study

Federica Sganga, Francesco Landi, Carmelinda Ruggiero, Andrea Corsonello, Davide L. Vetrano, Fabrizia Lattanzio, Antonio Cherubini, Roberto Bernabei, Graziano Onder

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Abstract

Aim: To investigate if older adults using multiple drugs have an increased risk of rehospitalization and mortality after hospital discharge. Methods: This was a prospective cohort study carried out in acute care hospitals. The primary outcomes of the study were rehospitalization and mortality within 1year after discharge from acute care hospitals. The study population was categorized in two groups according to the number of drugs prescribed at hospital discharge: no polypharmacy (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalGeriatrics and Gerontology International
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2015

Keywords

  • Hospitalization
  • Mortality
  • Older adults
  • Polypharmacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine(all)

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