Polypharmacy: Misleading, but manageable

@article{Bushardt2008PolypharmacyMB,
  title={Polypharmacy: Misleading, but manageable},
  author={Reamer L Bushardt and Emily B Massey and Temple W Simpson and Jane C Ariail and Kit N. Simpson},
  journal={Clinical Interventions in Aging},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={383 - 389}
}
The percentage of the population described as elderly is growing, and a higher prevalence of multiple, chronic disease states must be managed concurrently. Healthcare practitioners must appropriately use medication for multiple diseases and avoid risks often associated with multiple medication use such as adverse effects, drug/drug interactions, drug/disease interactions, and inappropriate dosing. The purpose of this study is to identify a consensus definition for polypharmacy and evaluate its… CONTINUE READING
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