“Among US adults aged 40 to 79 years, about 22% reported using 5 or more prescription drugs in the previous 30 days, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistic, part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
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“Within that group, people aged 60 to 79 years were more than twice as likely to have used at least 5 prescription drugs in the previous month as those aged 40 to 59 years…..”
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“On average, 750 older adults in the US are hospitalized each day because of adverse drug events, notes the Lown Institute, a think tank in Needham, Massachusetts.”
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Deciding When It’s Better to Deprescribe Medicines Than to Continue Them
Journal of the American Medical Association — Volume 330 #24 — December 26, 2023 — pg 2328