Trend in prescription of cardiovascular drugs in a geriatric hospital EVOLUTION DE LA PRESCRIPTION DES MEDICAMENTS CARDIO-VASCULAIRES DANS UN HOPITAL GERIATRIQUE


Gauthey L., KARPUZ M. H. , Herrmann F., Zelger G., Michel J.

Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift, cilt.124, sa.44, ss.1952-1954, 1994 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 124 Konu: 44
  • Basım Tarihi: 1994
  • Dergi Adı: Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1952-1954

Özet

Analysis of drug prescriptions in a geriatric hospital between 1988 and 1993 shows a high prescription rate for cardiovascular drugs (50 to 60%). Moreover, multiple prescriptions are more frequent for patients receiving cardiovascular drugs. The most widely prescribed drugs are coronary vasodilators and diuretics, followed by digoxin and calcium antagonists. The prescription of coronary vasodilators and ACE-inhibitors was clearly increasing over the last 6 years. Beta blockers are rarely used in very old people.