Abuse/Misuse of Prescription Medications in Older Adults

Bulut E. A., Işık A. T.

CLINICS IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE, vol.38, no.1, pp.85-97, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cger.2021.07.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, DIALNET
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-97
  • Keywords: Inappropriate prescribing, Misuse, Abuse, Older adults, Opioids, Benzodiazepines, Chronic pain, EMERGENCY-DEPARTMENT VISITS, PARKINSONS-DISEASE, CHRONIC PAIN, ABUSE, MISUSE, POLYPHARMACY, DRUGS, OVERDOSE, CRITERIA, RISK
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Despite the evidence that older adults are particularly vulnerable to the misuse and abuse of drugs, insufficient information is available about the screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Awareness of all health care professionals involved in the care and treatment of older patients should be increased regarding the problems of misuse and abuse of drugs.