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Functional Decline Associated with Polypharmacy and Potentially Inappropriate Medications in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia
(SAGE Publications, 2011-12)
This study provides empirical evidence on whether polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate prescription medications (PIRx, as defined by the 2003 Beers criteria) increase the likelihood of functional decline among ...
The Association Between Physical Functioning and Self-rated General Health in Later Life: The Implications of Social Comparison
(Springer Verlag, 2011-03)
Self-rated general health has been used widely in health surveys as a single-item measurement of health-rated quality of life. Heterogeneity in self-evaluation of health has been well documented, yet the causes of this ...
Measuring Efficiency under Fixed Proportion Technologies
(Springer Verlag, 2011-06)
Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) applications frequently involve nonsubstitutable inputs and nonsubstitutable outputs (that is, fixed proportion technologies). However, DEA theory requires substitutability. In this paper, ...
Improving the Efficiency of Distributive and Clinical Services in Hospital Pharmacy
(Springer Verlag, 2011-02)
Three problems impede the assessment of hospital pharmacy efficiency. First, although multiple efficiency indicators are utilized to measure a large variety of activities, it has not been possible to validly measure overall ...