Older people take too many drugs

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 10 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1365
  1. Stephanie Swafford, Clegg scholar
  1. BMJ

    Older people in Britain, particularly those in residential or nursing homes, are at risk of inappropriate drug treatment, warns a report from the Royal College of Physicians of London.

    The authors of Medication for Older People say that drugs are often used to modify patients' behaviour and “to switch the patients out with the lights.”

    Although older …

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