Polypharmacy and falls in older people: Balancing evidence-based medicine against falls risk

@article{Zia2015PolypharmacyAF,
  title={Polypharmacy and falls in older people: Balancing evidence-based medicine against falls risk},
  author={Anam Zia and Shahrul Bahyah Kamaruzzaman and Maw Pin Tan},
  journal={Postgraduate Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={127},
  pages={330 - 337}
}
Abstract The term polypharmacy has negative connotations due to its association with adverse drug reactions and falls. This spectrum of adverse events widens when polypharmacy occurs among the already vulnerable geriatric population. To date, there is no consensus definition of polypharmacy, and diverse definitions have been used by various researchers, the most common being the consumption of multiple number of medications. Taking multiple medications is considered a risk factor for falls… Expand
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