Much more medicine for the oldest old: trends in UK electronic clinical records

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10th February 2015, Age and Ageing

David Melzer et al

The oldest old (85+) pose complex medical challenges. Both underdiagnosis and overdiagnosis are claimed in this group. This study by a team at Exeter University led by David Melzer aimed to examine hospital admissions, prescribing rates and diagnosis trends relating to people over 85 from 2003/4 to 2011/12 to monitor trends in medicalisation. Read the full article here.