Table 2

Comparison of the descriptive results from FORTA, PRISCUS and EU(7)-PIM list

FORTA PIMPRISCUS PIMEU(7)-PIM
Medication
 Total number (%) of drugs used24 53524 53524 535
  Prescribed18 600 (75.8)18 600 (75.8)18 600 (75.8)
  OTC5935 (24.2)5935 (24.2)5935 (24.2)
 Total number (%) of PIM2852 (11.6)963 (3.9)4311 (17.6)
  Prescribed2474 (86.7)939 (97.5)3919 (90.9)
  OTC378 (13.3)24 (2.5)392 (9.1)
Median number of PIM (range)1 (0–7)0 (0–4)1 (0–8)
Mean number of PIM (SD)0.9 (±1.0)0.3 (±0.6)1.4 (±1.3)
Patients (%)
 Patients with at least one PIM55.924.770.1
 Patients with one PIM1048 (32.9)656 (20.6)1020 (32.0)
 Patients with two PIMs496 (15.6)123 (3.9)678 (21.3)
 Patients with three PIMs168 (5.3)15 (0.5)320 (10.0)
 Patients with four PIMs47 (1.5)4 (0.1)140 (4.4)
 Patients with five PIMs19 (0.6)50 (1.6)
 Patients with six PIMs3 (0.1)19 (0.6)
 Patients with seven PIMs1 (0.03)5 (0.2)
 Patients with eight PIMs2 (0.1)
  • FORTA, Fit fOR The Aged; OTC, over-the-counter; PIM, potentially inappropriate medication.