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Survey of prescriptions dispensed for the elderly in East Anglia
Author(s)M C Allwood, K H Free, J W Taylor
Journal titlePharmaceutical Journal, vol 229, no 6194, 25 September 1982
Pagespp 337-338
KeywordsDrugs ; Cambridgeshire ; Norfolk ; Suffolk.
AnnotationIn a November 1981 survey of 30 pharmacies in the Anglia region, of 19559 prescriptions recorded, 8566 (43.8%) were identified as being for men over 65 and women over 60. Its findings show that while nearly two-thirds of prescriptions written for older people were for short or medium term periods of therapy, in general they received prescriptions intended for substantially longer periods than the remainder of the population. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930823085 A
ClassmarkLLD: 8C: 8N: 8SU *

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