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      A drug burden index to define the functional burden of medications in older people.

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          Older people carry a high burden of illness for which medications are indicated, along with increased risk of adverse drug reactions. We developed an index to determine drug burden based on pharmacologic principles. We evaluated the relationship of this index to physical and cognitive performance apart from disease indication.

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          Journal
          Arch Intern Med
          Archives of internal medicine
          American Medical Association (AMA)
          0003-9926
          0003-9926
          Apr 23 2007
          : 167
          : 8
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Laboratory of Clinical Investigation and Clinical Research Branch, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore and Bethesda, MD, USA.
          Article
          167/8/781
          10.1001/archinte.167.8.781
          17452540
          488fdaba-da84-48d1-b35e-ba721bd259ec
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