Meyers Primary Care Institute; Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Medical Subject Headings
Pharmacoepidemiology; Pharmaceutical Preparations; Aged
Clinical Epidemiology | Geriatrics | Health Services Research | Primary Care
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
Andrade, Susan E. and Gurwitz, Jerry H., "Pharmacoepidemiology and the Elderly" (2000). Meyers Primary Care Institute Publications and Presentations. 265.