Use of High-Risk Medications in the Elderly

Percentage of patients 66 years of age and older who were orderedhigh-risk medications.
Two rates are reported.
a. Percentage of patients who were ordered at least one high-risk medication.
b. Percentage of patients who were ordered at least two different high-risk medications.

 

Measure Steward

National Committee for Quality Assurance

 

Measure Numerator

Numerator 1: Patients with an order for at least one high-risk medication during the measurement period.
Numerator 2: Patients with an order for at least two different high-risk medications during the measurement period.

 

Measure Denominator

Patients 66 years and older who had a visit during the measurement period.