Temporal Trends in Polypharmacy and Hyperpolypharmacy in Older New Zealanders over a 9-Year Period: 2005–2013.

@article{Nishtala2015TemporalTI,
  title={Temporal Trends in Polypharmacy and Hyperpolypharmacy in Older New Zealanders over a 9-Year Period: 2005–2013.},
  author={Prasad S Nishtala and Mohammed Saji Salahudeen},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2015},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={195-202}
}
BACKGROUND Polypharmacy and hyperpolypharmacy are proxy indicators for inappropriate medicine use. Inappropriate medicine use in older people leads to adverse clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVE The objectives of this study were to investigate the prevalence and trends of polypharmacy and hyperpolypharmacy in older people in New Zealand from 2005 to 2013, analyzing the pharmaceutical collections maintained by the Ministry of Health. METHODS A repeated cross-sectional analysis of population-level… CONTINUE READING
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