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Inappropriate medication use and risk of falls – A prospective study in a large community-dwelling elderly cohort

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Geriatrics, July 2009
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)
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Title
Inappropriate medication use and risk of falls – A prospective study in a large community-dwelling elderly cohort
Published in
BMC Geriatrics, July 2009
DOI 10.1186/1471-2318-9-30
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Authors

Sarah Berdot, Marion Bertrand, Jean-François Dartigues, Annie Fourrier, Béatrice Tavernier, Karen Ritchie, Annick Alpérovitch

Abstract

Explicit criteria for determining potentially inappropriate medication consumption in elderly were elaborated by Beers et al. These lists have been used worldwide to evaluate medical prescriptions but there is little epidemiologic evidence demonstrating negative consequences of inappropriate medication use. It has been reported that some drugs could increase the risk of falls, which are a frequent and serious problem in elderly population. We aimed to evaluate the association between the use of potentially inappropriate medications and the risk of falls.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 163 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 157 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 18%
Student > Bachelor 22 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 12%
Researcher 17 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 10%
Other 45 28%
Unknown 14 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 72 44%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 27 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 10%
Psychology 8 5%
Sports and Recreations 4 2%
Other 17 10%
Unknown 19 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 August 2013.
All research outputs
#2,113,473
of 12,410,115 outputs
Outputs from BMC Geriatrics
#420
of 1,230 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#26,105
of 143,898 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Geriatrics
#7
of 11 outputs
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