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Table 1 Inappropriate prescribing practices outlined in McLeod guidelines that were excluded in the current study

From: Development and use of a computer program to detect potentially inappropriate prescribing in older adults residing in Canadian long-term care facilities

Prescription of B-adrenergic blocking agent to treat angina for patients with history of asthma, COPD or heart failure
Prescription of calcium-channel blocker to treat hypertension for patients with history of heart failure
Prescription of B-adrenergic blocking agent to treat hypertension for patients with history of heart failure
Long-term prescription of B-adrenergic blocking agent to treat angina or hypertension for patients with history of Raynaud disease
Prescription of tricyclic antidepressant to treat depression for patients with a history of postural hypotension
Prescription of ASA to treat pain for patients already receiving warfarin
Long-term prescription of NSAIDs to treat osteoarthritis for patients with chronic renal failure
Prescription of phenylbutazone to treat chronic osteoarthritis
Prescription of anticholinergic or antispasmodic drugs to treat irritable bowel syndrome or patients with dementia
Prescription of dipyridamole to prevent stroke
Long-term prescription of orally administered steroids to treat COPD for patients with history of NIDDM