Pilot Study to Test Multiple Medication Usage and Driving Functioning

Pilot Study to Test Multiple Medication Usage and Driving Functioning

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The use of medications and multiple medications becomes more prevalent with increasing age. This pilot study explored the relationship between poly-pharmacy and driving functioning through separate but related research activities. A patient-level administrative claims database containing prescription information as well as E-codes identifying the incidence of motor vehicle injuries was mined, yielding combinations of drugs that became inclusion criteria in a following field study of driver performance among 44 older adults (range: 57 to 89; mean: 79). The relationship between medication usage and each of these outcome measures was examined in descriptive data summaries and regression analyses. Illus. A print on demand report.Ingenix LabRx Database (United Healthcare data) Ingenix LabRx is a proprietary research database that ... Procedures (CPT-4, revenue codes, ICD-9); Diagnosis (ICD-9-CM, DRG); Admission and Discharge Dates; Date and Place of Service;anbsp;...


Title:Pilot Study to Test Multiple Medication Usage and Driving Functioning
Author: Loren Staplin
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-03
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