Reducing psychotropic drugs reduces falls in elderly people

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7309.402 (Published 18 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:402
  1. J W Cooper, professor of clinical and administrative sciences (jcooper@rx.uga.edu)
  1. College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2354, USA

    EDITOR—Swift discusses implementing effective services for elderly people who fall. He mentions polypharmacy as a factor contributing to falls but not that reducing polypharmacy is an effective service that should be implemented.1

    Admissions to hospital for injuries related to falling are second only …

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