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Table 1 Ten more frequent recommendation to add/increase dose of drug or stope/decrease dose of drug, and rates of implementations

From: Which factors affect the implementation of geriatric recommendations by primary care physicians?

Type of recommendations N recommendations N of implemented recommendations Implementation rate
Add/increase dose of drug
 Calcium and vitamin D supplementation 174 100 57.5
 Antidepressants 169 97 57.4
 Cholinesterase inhibitors/ Memantine 72 54 75.0
 Non-opioid analgetics 56 30 53.6
 Antiresorptive drugs 33 17 51.5
 ACE- inhibitors 23 10 43.5
 Statins 22 12 54.5
 Beta- blockers 18 6 33.3
 Neuroleptics 15 9 60.0
 Diuretics 14 2 14.3
Stop/decrease dose of drug
 Benzodiazepines/ Z-drugs 91 39 42.9
 Multivitamins 58 25 43.1
 Diuretics 53 30 56.6
 Calcium channel blockers 44 15 34.1
 Statins 33 19 57.6
 Sulfonylurea 27 12 44.4
 Anticholinergic agents 26 12 46.2
 Nitrates 23 8 34.8
 ACE-inhibitors 23 10 43.5
 Propoxyphene 23 18 78.3