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 **[[https://​academic.oup.com/​ageing/​article/​44/​2/​213/​2812233|Screening Tool of Older Person'​s Prescriptions (STOPP) and Screening Tools to Alert Doctors to Right Treatment (START)]]** criteria is a medication review tool designed to identify medications where the risks outweigh the benefits in the elderly. **[[https://​academic.oup.com/​ageing/​article/​44/​2/​213/​2812233|Screening Tool of Older Person'​s Prescriptions (STOPP) and Screening Tools to Alert Doctors to Right Treatment (START)]]** criteria is a medication review tool designed to identify medications where the risks outweigh the benefits in the elderly.
 ===== Pain in the Elderly =====  ===== Pain in the Elderly ===== 
-**Pain** increases in incidence and prevalence after age 60 because of the accumulative burden of such aging associated illnesses such as osteoarthritis,​ compression fractures, diabetic neuropathy and cancer. It is under reported ​by the elderly, who may not tell their doctors because they fear being labeled as bothersome, hypochondriacal,​ or becoming addicted. The most common causes of pain is osteoarthritis (close to 50%). +**Pain** increases in incidence and prevalence after age 60. This is because of the accumulative burden of aging-associated illnesses such as osteoarthritis,​ compression fractures, diabetic neuropathyand cancer. It is underreported ​by the elderly. The most common causes of pain is osteoarthritis (close to 50%).
  
 ===== Osteoporosis ===== ===== Osteoporosis =====