Overview of Polypharmacy & the Older Adult
In this overview, the concept of medication prescribing in relation to polypharmacy is discussed. The definition varies according to different settings and research studies.
Medication is an important aspect of managing older adults with multiple diseases and co-morbidities. It is important to consider tapering medications or discontinuing them when they are no longer needed or have a benefit to the individual.
At the end of this overview you will be able to: