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Reasons prompting digitalis therapy in the acute care hospital.

Authors
  • Incalzi, R A
  • Pedone, C
  • Pahor, M
  • Carosella, L
  • Bernabei, R
  • Carbonin, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2001
Volume
56
Issue
6
Identifiers
PMID: 11382796
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Age, historical use of digitalis, and comorbidity might lead to seemingly incongruous digitalis prescription. The choice of adopting digitalis therapy cannot be reliably predicted on the basis of clinical variables only. Presently unexplored physician-related factors, such as cultural background, likely outweigh clinical variables in prompting digitalis prescription.

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