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Table 1 Study population characteristics

From: Clinical relevance of alerts from a decision support system, PHARAO, for drug safety assessment in the older adults

Characteristics  
Age, median (range) 75.0 (65–98)
Female sex, n (%) 423 (56.8)
Number of prescribed medications, median (range) 5.0 (1–26)
1 medication, n (%) 81 (10.9)
2–4 medications, n (%) 267 (35.8)
5–9 medications, n (%) 290 (38.9)
≥10 medications, n (%) 107 (14.7)
Number of healthcare encounters, median (Q1-Q3) 4 (1–8)
Use of primary care service only, n (%) 680 (91.3)
Use of specialised care servicea, n (%) 385 (51.7)
Hospitalisation, n (%) 68 (9.1)
  1. aSpecialised inpatient and outpatient care
  2. Abbreviations: Q Quartile