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March 2017

Where Is the Geriatrician?—Reply

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  • 1The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Department of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, New Hampshire
JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(3):442-443. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8856

In Reply Our article1 highlights that in aggregate little changes to reduce the potential fracture risk associated with prescription medications after a fragility fracture among older adults in the United States. The population put at-risk (ie, proportion of people exposed to potentially harmful medications) does not change. That aggregate finding masks, however, that the specific individuals exposed may change because some people cease harmful drugs while others begin them.

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