Journal article

Association of Antidementia Therapies With Time to Skilled Nursing Facility Admission and Cardiovascular Events Among Elderly Adults With Alzheimer Disease

Alvaro San-Juan-Rodriguez, Yuting Zhang, Meiqi He, Inmaculada Hernandez

JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network | Published : 2019

Abstract

Importance To date, no study has compared time to skilled nursing facility (SNF) admission and cardiovascular events across medications available to treat Alzheimer disease. Objective To compare time to SNF admission and cardiovascular events between acetylcholinesterase inhibitor (AChEI) monotherapy, memantine hydrochloride monotherapy, and combination therapy with an AChEI and memantine in treating elderly adults with Alzheimer disease. Design, Setting, and Participants This retrospective cohort study uses January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2014, claims data from a 5% random sample of Medicare beneficiaries who had received a new diagnosis of Alzheimer disease between January 1, 2007, a..

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