Table 3

Summary of the multivariate logistic regression results* for predicting the use of any PIMs† at discharge

VariablesOR (95% CI)P values
Age0.97 (0.96 to 0.97)0.02
Women1.70 (1.17 to 2.48)0.01
Charlson Comorbidity Index1.03 (0.92 to 1.16)0.56
Number of medications at admission1.20 (1.14 to 1.27)<0.001
Duration of hospital stay1.00 (1.01 to 1.00)0.96
  • *The following variables were used: age, gender, Charlson Comorbidity Index, number of medications at admission and duration of hospital stay.

  • †PIMs were defined based on the 2015 American Geriatric Society Beers Criteria.

  • PIM, potentially inappropriate medication.