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Table 2 Patients (n = 715) with PIMs identified with the EU(7)-PIM list before and after hospitalisation grouped at ATC-level 3 and with the most frequently prescribed medications highlighted

From: The impact of hospitalisation to geriatric wards on the use of medications and potentially inappropriate medications - a health register study

 Patients with PIMs
BeforeAfterRemovedNot changedAdded
n%n%n%n%n%
N05 Psycholeptics26036.429341.0354.922531.5689.5
 Zopiclone (Dosage > 3.75 mg/day)19026.620829.1314.315922.2496.9
 Diazepam567.8507.0273.8294.1212.9
 Nitrazepam263.6212.981.1182.530.4
 Zolpidem202.8223.160.8142.081.1
C08 Calcium channel blockers456.3496.9142.0314.3182.5
 Nifedipine233.2334.650.7182.5152.1
N06 Psychoanaleptics425.9365.0142.0283.981.1
 Amitriptyline182.5142.071.0111.530.4
B01 Antithrombotic agents395.511015.4121.7273.88311.6
 Dipyridamole233.2557.791.3142.0415.7
 Dabigatran101.4172.430.471.0101.4
 Rivaroxaban60.8334.620.340.6294.1
N02 Analgesics375.2486.7212.9162.2324.5
 Tramadol60.8334.620.340.6294.1
A10 Drugs used in diabetes314.3314.350.7263.650.7
 Glimepiride253.5223.140.6212.910.1
G04 Urologicals354.9324.5131.8223.1101.4
R05 Cough and cold preparations283.9172.4233.250.7121.7
 Ethylmorphine283.9172.4233.250.7121.7
C01 Cardiac therapy233.2253.550.7182.571.0
 Digoxin152.1192.740.6111.581,1
M01 Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products223,1152.1172.450.7101.4
A03 Drugs for functional gastrointestinal disorders212.9223.1162.250.7172.4
 Metoclopramide212.9223.1162.250.7172.4
R06 Antihistamines for systemic use162.2142.060.8101.440.6
A02 Drugs for acid-related disorders142.0152.130.4111.540.6
G03 Sex hormones and modulators of the genital system142.0152.130.4111.540.6
J01 Antibacterials for systemic use121.7121.7121.70.0121.7
N04 Anti-parkinson drugs121.7111.520.3101.410.1
A06 Drugs for constipation91.3212.960.830.4182.5
C02 Antihypertensives91.371.020.371.0
C07 Beta-blocking agents91.360.850.740.620.3
C03 Diuretics71.040.640.630.410.1
N03 Antiepileptics71.0111.510.160.850.7
A07 Antidiarrheals, intestinal anti-inflammatory/ anti-infective agents40.6111.5 0.040.671.0
M03 Muscle relaxants40.630.410.130.4
R01 Nasal preparations30.430.430.4 0.030.4
A04 Antiemetics and antinauseants10.110.110.1 0.010.1
M04 Antigout preparations10.120.310.110.1
C04 Peripheral vasodilators00.010.110.1