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Inappropriate Drug Use in Advanced Dementia

Giuseppe Colloca, MD, PhD1; Roberto Bernabei, MD, PhD1; Eva Topinkova, MD, PhD2; Graziano Onder, MD, PhD1
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1Department of Geriatrics, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
2Department of Geriatrics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(2):315. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7026.
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To the Editor In their excellent article, Tjia and colleagues1 estimate the prevalence of medication with questionable benefit used by nursing home (NH) residents with advanced dementia in the United States. This issue was formerly assessed in a sample of 4156 European NH residents participating in the Service and Health for Elderly in Long TERm care (SHELTER) project.2


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February 1, 2015
Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE; Becky A. Briesacher, PhD
1Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
2Department of Pharmacy and Health System Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(2):315-316. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.7029.
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