A Dutch research-group studied the association between inappropriate prescribing and hospital admissions as a nested case-control study of the HARM study. They concluded that patients with potentially inappropriate prescribing, detected with the STOPP & START 2008 criteria, are at risk of preventable medication-related hospital admissions. The STOPP & START 2008 criteria can be used to identify older people at risk of medication-related problems. The study is published in Drug Safety January 2016, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 79-87.

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