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Byrne, Stephan and O'Mahony, Denis and Hughes, Carmel M and Parsons, Carole and Patterson, Susan and McCormack, Brendan and Finn, Finola (2011) An evaluation of the inappropriate prescribing in older residents in long term care facilities in the greater Cork and Northern Ireland regions using the STOPP and Beers’ criteria. Dublin: Centre for ageing research and development in Ireland (CARDI).

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This work has highlighted a number of areas of prescribing concern, for example, the long term use of both benzodiazepines and hypnotics, in older residents residing in long term care facilities. Each of these individual areas should be further investigated to determine the underlying reason(s) for the prescribing concerns in these areas and strategic methods of addressing and preventing further issues should be developed on a national level.


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