Polypharmacy: Guidance for Prescribing in Frail Adults

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 6/10/2014 10:19

Medication is by far the most common form of medical intervention.

All Wales Medicines Strategy Group. Polypharmacy: Guidance for Prescribing in Frail Adults.July 2014. Available at: http://www.awmsg.org/docs/awmsg/medman/Polypharmacy%20-%20Guidance%20for%20Prescribing%20in%20Frail%20Adults.pdf


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6/10/2014

However, up to 50% of medicines are not taken as prescribed. Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) count for 6.5% of hospital admissions and over 70% of ADRs are avoidable.
The proportion of patients receiving 10 or more medicines has increased from 1.9% in 1995 to 5.8% in 2010, and the average number of items per person increased by 53.8% between 2001 and 2011.


All Wales Medicines Strategy Group.

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