What is it about?

The PIM identified by the beers criteria was associated with readmission to the elderly, whereas the Chinese criteria showed no association with adverse outcomes.

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Why is it important?

There are few follow-up studies on the correlation between PIM and readmission and death in the elderly in China. This investigation can arouse clinicians' attention to PIM

Perspectives

The elderly in China have a high incidence of PIM, and clinicians need to pay attention to PIM. The PIM of Chinese criteria needs to be modified

peng Wang
Fuxing Hospital, The Eighth Clinical Medical College, Capital Medical University, Beijing,

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This page is a summary of: Relationship Between Potentially Inappropriate Medications And The Risk Of Hospital Readmission And Death In Hospitalized Older Patients, Clinical Interventions in Aging, November 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.2147/cia.s218849.
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