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Prescribing patterns observed in registered nursing homes and long-stay geriatric wards
Author(s)William R Primrose, Ann E Capewell, Graeme K Simpson
Journal titleAge and Ageing, vol 16, no 1, January 1987
Pagespp 25-28
KeywordsDrugs ; Geriatric units ; Nursing homes.
AnnotationDetails of medication prescribed to 400 patients in 18 registered nursing homes and 233 patients in 11 long-stay geriatric wards were obtained. Excluding laxatives, a mean 2.15 medications were prescribed for long-stay patients, compared to 2.62 items for the nursing home population. There was apparent over-prescribing of certain drugs within the nursing home population. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930723080
ClassmarkLLD: LDB: LHB

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