UMMS Affiliation

Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine

Date

2000

Document Type

Book Chapter

Medical Subject Headings

Pharmacoepidemiology; Pharmaceutical Preparations; Aged

Disciplines

Clinical Epidemiology | Geriatrics | Health Services Research | Primary Care

Abstract

Summary: Pharmacoepidemiology employs the methods of epidemiology to study the frequency, determinants, and outcomes of drug therapy. Pharmacoepidemiology is becoming increasingly important with the aging of Western populations, due to the increased prevalence of medication use among older persons.

Citation: Andrade S, Gurwitz JH. Pharmacoepidemiology and the elderly. In: Drugs and the Older Population. Crome P. Ford G, eds.; Imperial College Press, London, 2000, p. 1-20. Link to chapter on publisher's website

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