Determining PolypharmacyCreated by:
There is no universally acceptable definition of polypharmacy. Some authors define is as the intake of more than four medications. This phenomenon is very common because a lot of our patients have multiple medical comorbidities. As a medical practitioner, it is our responsibility to determine if our patients are suffering from inappropriate polypharmacy. I would just like to ask other members of the community as to how they determine inappropriate polypharmacy in their practice settings.
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