Skip to main content

Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: Changes in prescribed medicines in older patients with multimorbidity and polypharmacy in general practice

Characteristics (median, IQR)a Intervention group (n = 252) Control group (n = 250) Total (N = 502)
Age 72 (69–77) 72 (66–77) 72 (67–77)
Female sex (n, %) 133 (53%) 129 (52%) 262 (52%)
CIRS sum score 7 (5–11) 7 (4–10) 7 (4–11)
Number of prescriptions 8 (6–10) 8 (6–9) 8 (6–9)
MRCI 24 (17–36) 24 (18–33) 24 (18–34)
  1. CIRS cumulative illness rating scale, MRCI medication regimen complexity index
  2. aif not stated otherwise