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The aim is to define clinically relevant potentially inappropriate prescriptions (PIP) in acutely hospitalized elderly patients and to examine whether PIPs increase length of hospital stay, clinical deterioration, transfer to higher levels of care and mortality.

Furthermore, to evaluate if the prevalence of PIPs can be estimated hospital-wide using routinely collected data from the patients' electronic health records, paving the way for development of a electronic clinical decision support system to reduce the prevalence of PIPs.