FREQUENCY OF POLYPHARMACY AND USE OF POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE MEDICATIONS IN THE ELDERLY


Ozturk G. Z. , Ardic C. , Toprak D.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, vol.20, no.4, pp.296-305, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.296-305

Abstract

Introduction: Increased rates of increase in the elderly population, chronic illnesses and drugs usage are inevitable, making polypharmacy more frequent in older adults. Our study aimed to investigate the frequency of polypharmacy in the elderly and to examine their medication use.