Polypharmacy in general practice: differences between practitioners.

  title={Polypharmacy in general practice: differences between practitioners.},
  author={Lars Bjerrum and Jes S\ogaard and Jesper Hallas and Jakob Kragstrup},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  volume={49 440},
BACKGROUND Polypharmacy, the simultaneous use of multiple drugs, is associated with adverse drug reactions, medication errors, and increased risk of hospitalization. When the number of concurrently used drugs totals five or more (major polypharmacy), a significant risk may be present. AIM To analyse the interpractice variation in the prevalence of major polypharmacy among listed patients, and to identify possible predictors of major polypharmacy related to the practice. METHOD Prescription… CONTINUE READING

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