Falls, chronic diseases, and drug use in elderly womenBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7426.1288 (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1288
Lack of association may be explained
- Elliot F Epstein, specialist registrar in general and geriatric medicine (email@example.com)
- University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST4 6QG
EDITOR–In a cross sectional study reported by Lawlor et al use of cardiovascular drugs was not independently associated with a fall.1 The authors have not, however, addressed certain issues concerning prescribing patterns of these drugs that may have influenced this result.
Appropriate prescription of cardiovascular drugs–for …