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Table 1 Pharmacotherapeutic profile of the patients in the three long-term care facilities

From: Evaluation of pharmacotherapy complexity in residents of long-term care facilities: a cross-sectional descriptive study

Drug use prevalence (%) 94.7
Total consumption (n) 511
 Female n (%) 327 (64)
 Male n (%) 184 (36)
Medication per elderly (mean; SD) 4.0 ± 2.3
 Minimum-maximum number 1–13
 Patients who used <5 drugs n (%) 83 (66.4)
aPatients who used ≥5 medicines n (% 42 (33.6)
Medication present in the Rename 2010 (%) 62.4
Prescription drugs by generic name (%) 66.1
Medication complexity index (mean; SD) 15.1 ± 9.8
 Minimum – Maximum 2–59
Potential drug interactions n (mean; SD) 256 (2.0 ± 3.0)
 Minimum – Maximum 1–19
Potentially inappropriate medications for the elderly n (mean; SD) 162 (1.3 ± 1.1)
 Minimum – Maximum 1–5
Therapeutic duplicity n (%) 45 (8.8)
  1. Sergipe, Brazil, 2015
  2. aPresence of polypharmacy