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Research Article

Inappropriateness of Medication Prescriptions to Elderly Patients in the Primary Care Setting: A Systematic Review

  • Dedan Opondo mail,

    d.o.opondo@amc.uva.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Saied Eslami,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Stefan Visscher,

    Affiliation: Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL), Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Sophia E. de Rooij,

    Affiliation: Department of Geriatrics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Robert Verheij,

    Affiliation: Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL), Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Joke C. Korevaar,

    Affiliation: Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL), Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Ameen Abu-Hanna

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: August 22, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043617

About the Authors

Dedan Opondo, Saied Eslami, Ameen Abu-Hanna
Department of Medical Informatics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stefan Visscher, Robert Verheij, Joke C. Korevaar
Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL), Utrecht, The Netherlands
Sophia E. de Rooij
Department of Geriatrics, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: d.o.opondo@amc.uva.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DO SE AAH. Analyzed the data: DO SE AAH. Wrote the paper: DO. Carried out literature search: DO SE. Revised and improved manuscript: DO SE AAH SV SDV JCK.