1 in 3 U.S. Seniors Prescribed Inappropriate Drugs | #CornerInsure #Medications #Prescriptions #Doctors | these patients are prescribed twice as many drugs as needed and are nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized or wind up in the emergency department. (HealthDay News) https://wp.me/p9M2KJ-ol
On average, they pay more than $450 a year in extra health care costs, the researchers said.
“Inappropriate prescribing to older adults can have significant adverse clinical and financial impact,” said Collin Clark, a clinical assistant professor at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science, in New York.