December 18, 2020

Laura Hart publishes report in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society on fall-related drug risks

Plein Center postdoctoral fellow alumna, Laura Hart, PharmD, MS, along with Plein Center Director, Shelly Gray, Pharm D, MS, and Plein Center Assistant Director, Zach Marcum, PharmD, PhD, published a systematic review in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society to summarize literature on whether fall risk-increasing drug use is reduced following a fall-related healthcare episode in older adults. In this paper, they found no reduction in overall fall risk-increasing drug use following fall-related healthcare encounters, highlighting an area for improved care. This article was also featured in the Annals of Internal Medicine ACP Journal Club, indicating the clinical relevance of its findings.