Safety Implications of patients with Dementia Receiving Prescription Drugs

Principal Investigator(s)

Joshua M. Thorpe, PhD, MPH

Dr. Thorpe led a retrospective cohort study to investigate the association between dual health care system use and potentially unsafe medication prescribing, focusing particularly on patients with dementia. Would expanded access lead to more unsafe medication prescribing? His study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that dual users had more than double the odds of exposure to any potentially unsafe medication prescribing.