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Prescribing for elderly people is criticised in US

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7004.530 (Published 26 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:530
  1. JOHN ROBERTS
  1. North American editor, BMJ

    The US government has found more evidence that elderly patients suffer from prescribing mistakes. The General Accounting Office, the government's audit agency, reported that 17.5% of the 30 million non-institutionalised elderly patients on Medicare are being prescribed …

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