• Potentially inappropriate medications defined by STOPP criteria and the risk of adverse drug events in older hospitalized patients.

      Hamilton, Hilary; Gallagher, Paul; Ryan, Cristin; Byrne, Stephen; O'Mahony, Denis; Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University College Cork, Ireland. (2011-06-13)
      Previous studies have not demonstrated a consistent association between potentially inappropriate medicines (PIMs) in older patients as defined by Beers criteria and avoidable adverse drug events (ADEs). This study aimed to assess whether PIMs defined by new STOPP (Screening Tool of Older Persons' potentially inappropriate Prescriptions) criteria are significantly associated with ADEs in older people with acute illness.