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Journal Articles

Aparasu, RR and Mort, JR. (2000). Inappropriate prescribing for the elderly: Beers criteria-based review. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 34:338-46.

Beers, M. H. (1997). Explicit criteria for determining potentially inappropriate medication use by the elderly. An update. Archives of Internal Medicine, 157(14), 1531-6.

Doucet, J., Jego, A., Noel, D., Geffroy, C. E., Capet, C., Coquard, A., Couffin, E., Fauchais, A. L., Chassagne, P., Mouton-Schleifer, D., & Bercoff, E. (2002). Preventable and non-preventable risk factors for adverse drug events related to hospital admission in the elderly. A prospective study. Clinical Drug Investigations, 22, 385-392.

Fick, DM, Cooper, JW, Wade, WE, et al. (2003). Updating the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. Result of a U.S. consensus panel of Experts.. Archives of Internal Medicine; 163, pages 2716-2724.

Flaherty, J. H., Perry, H. M. 3rd, Lynchard, G. S., & Morley, J. E. (2000). Polypharmacy and hospitalization among older home care patients. Journal of Gerontology: Series A Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences, 55(10), M554-9.

Fulmer, T., Kim, T. S., Montgomery, K., & Lyder, C. (2000). What the Literature Tells us About The Complexity of Medication Compliance in the Elderly. Generations, xxiv(iv), 43-48.

Hanlon, J. T., Fillenbaum, G. G., Ruby, C. M., Gray, S., & Bohannon, A. (2001). Epidemiology of over-the-counter drug use in community dwelling elderly: United States perspective. Drugs & Aging, 18(2), 123-31.

Hanlon, J. T., Shimp, L. A., & Semla, T. P. (2000). Recent advances in geriatrics: drug-related problems in the elderly. Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 34(3), 360-5.

Kohn, L., Corrigan, J., & Donaldson, M. (2000). To err is human: building a safer health system. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. Available at

Muir, A. J., Sanders, L. L., Wilkinson, W. E., & Schmader, K. (2001). Reducing medication regimen complexity: a controlled trial. Journal of General & Internal Medicine, 16(2), 77-82.

Nolan, P. E. Jr, & Marcus, F. I. (2000). Cardiovascular Drug Use in the Elderly. American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, 9(3), 127-129.

Spina, E., & Scordo, M. G. (2002). Clinically significant drug interactions with antidepressants in the elderly. Drugs & Aging, 19(4), 299-320.

Tune, L. E. (2001). Anticholinergic effects of medication in elderly patients. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 62 Suppl (21), 11-4.

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