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Falls, chronic diseases, and drug use in elderly women

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 27 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1288

Lack of association may be explained

  1. Elliot F Epstein, specialist registrar in general and geriatric medicine (
  1. 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 …

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