A POPULATION-BASED STUDY: THE APPROPRIATENESS OF DRUG USE IN THE ELDERLY ACCORDING TO BEERS CRITERIA


Cibik B. , ŞAHİN E. M. , KILINCARSLAN M. G.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.21, no.1, pp.1-15, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.31086/tjgeri.2018137962
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-15
  • Keywords: Potentially inappropriate medication list, Drug interactions, Drug-related side effects and adverse reactions, Chronic disease, Inappropriate prescribing, Turkey, POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATION, EXPLICIT CRITERIA, OLDER-ADULTS, COMMUNITY, PEOPLE

Abstract

Introduction: The elderly population has the highest rates of drug use and is more sensitive to drug effects. Inappropriate drug use can cause unwanted effects in such a population. We aimed to evaluate inappropriate drug use in the elderly population according to Beers criteria.