A new study from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) highlights the problem of inappropriate prescribing in elderly patients in the United States. The study also underscores the importance of safe use of prescription medications as a critical component of quality of care, and demonstrates the challenges involved in assessing safe use. According to findings in today's Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), about one fifth of the approximately 32 million ...

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