It is well-known that older people are the most extensive users of prescribed medications, albeit for many reasons this sub-population is at greatest risk for medication-related problems. Although a great deal of medication prescribing in primary care is repeat prescribing,in many cases these drugs are initially prescribed by specialists or in the hospital setting. British researchers have recently aimed to determine being admitted to a hospital is associated with potentially inappropriate prescribing for older people. The well-known Screening Tool for Older Persons’ Prescription (STOPP) instrument was used for the analysis. The mean age was of subjects was 76.8 +/- 8.2 years. Hospital admission was independently associated with a higher rate of potentially inappropriate prescribing , with the likelihood of potentially inappropriate prescribing after admission was higher than before admission (HR 1.72, CI 1.63 – 1.84). The results, published in the British Medical Journal, reflect a need for vigilance regarding the nature of prescribing initiated in hospital and likely to be perpetuated after hospital discharge.