Clinical Pearls – Adverse Drug Events

Risk Factors for Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults
• ≥5 medications
• 12 doses/day
• Dementia
• Depression
• Female gender
• Low body weight or body mass index <22
• Multiple chronic conditions
• Age ≥85 year old
• CrCl <50 mL/min
• Recent hospitalization
• Multiple prescribers
• Multiple pharmacies
• Prior ADE
• Regular use of alcohol