Polypharmacy as commonly defined is an indicator of limited value in the assessment of drug-related problems.

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AIM To investigate whether polypharmacy defined as a definite number of drugs is a suitable indicator for describing the risk of occurrence of drug-related problems (DRPs) in a hospital setting. METHODS Patients admitted to six internal medicine and two rheumatology departments in five hospitals were consecutively included and followed during the hospital… (More)

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