New, persistent sedative use after ICU high in older adults in long-term care facilities

Older ICU survivors had a higher likelihood for filling new and persistent sedative prescriptions when placed in a long-term care facility following ICU discharge, according to results published in CHEST.
“One in 15 sedative-naive, older adult ICU survivors filled a new sedative within [7 days or less] of discharge; more than one-half of these survivors filled persistent prescriptions,” Lisa D. Burry, PharmD, FCCP, assistant professor in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Toronto, and colleagues wrote. “New prescriptions at discharge varied widely across

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