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Autonomous communities progress in improving chronic patients and polypharmacy

editor Equipo editorial last modified 17/12/2009 10:06

Most autonomous communities are integrating into their health policies and various schemes to promote quality improvement in care for chronic patients and polypharmacy, one of the priorities of the Ministry of Health which, from the Inter-Territorial Council of last March , has an investment of 27 million.

This amount, divided between the regions according to population criteria intended to reduce the negative effects of drugs in such patients, a usual problem, because polypharmacy is part of everyday people who are chronically ill and who take more than five drugs continuously for a period not less than six months. In this sense, are enough health problems related to completing treatment requiring care in hospital emergencies.


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