Table 1

Characteristics of the study participants (n = 670)

Age, mean, in years (SD)

81 (10)


Sex, % female

53%


Number of drugs at admission, median (IQR)

Regular use

7 (5-11)

As needed

1 (0-2)


Patients using a multi-dose system (ApoDos®), % of patients

21%


Length of stay in the ward, median days (IQR)

8 (4-12)


Number of drugs at discharge, median (IQR)

Regular use

8 (5-11)

As needed

1 (1-3)


SD, standard deviation. IQR, interquartile range

Hellstr├Âm et al. BMC Clinical Pharmacology 2012 12:9   doi:10.1186/1472-6904-12-9

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