Investigators: Prof Emily Banks (CI), A/Prof Fiona Blyth, Prof David Le Couteur, Dr Danijela Gnjidic, A/Prof Sarah Hilmer, Dr Grace Joshy, A/Prof Sallie-Anne Pearson, Prof Andrew McLachlan, Prof Rosalie Viney.

The objective of this project is to determine the prevalence, risk factors, clinical consequences and costs of high-risk prescribing in older people. As older people are the most likely to be prescribed medications, yet are also the most likely to be harmed by their medications, this study will provide an important evidence base for the quality use of medications in Australia. The study population for this project will include all participants aged upwards of 45 years, but with a main focus on participants aged 60 years and older, allowing for the examination of age-related trends in high-risk prescribing across a broad age range.