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Journal of Biomedical Sciences

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Abstract

Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use among Older Adults using the 2019 American Geriatrics Society Beers Criteria

Bedilu Linger Endalifer*, Yenesew Wudu and Asmamaw Yenesew Tamer

The number of elderly people expected to grow from 524 million in 2010 to 1.5 billion in 2050, predominantly in developing countries. Older people are prone to age-related disease comorbidity, and poly pharmacy, which made medication prescription often inappropriate and inaccurate. Therefor prescribing medication appropriately is concerning issues in older adults. This study was aimed to determine the prevalence of potentially inappropriate medication use and associated factors in an Ethiopian hospital.

Published Date: 2022-03-23; Received Date: 2021-12-03