Top drug classes prescribed to seniors living in LTC in Canada 2016, by rate of use

This statistic shows the top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors living in long-term care (LTC) facilities in Canada in 2016, by rate of use. In that year, other antidepressants were the top drug class prescribed to seniors in Canada. Among persons aged 65 years and older, more than 39 percent used this drug class.

Top 10 drug classes prescribed to seniors living in long-term care (LTC) facilities in Canada in 2016, by rate of use*

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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

Canada

Survey time period

2016

Age group

65 years and older

Supplementary notes

* There were 5 provinces submitting identifiable LTC data to NPDUIS as of November 2017: Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.

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