Special Issue "Polypharmacy"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: polypharmacy; potentially inappropriate medications; multimorbidity; pharmacy practice; pharmacoepidemiology; artificial intelligence; causal inference; public health
Interests: pharmacoepidemiology; drug utilization research; polypharmacy; multimorbidity; mental health; medication adherence; care trajectories; administrative databases
The use of medications is at its highest level. The proportion of individuals taking multiple medications is concomitantly increasing in both older and younger populations. Nevertheless, this polypharmacy is still poorly understood. The wide variety of definitions used, the different combinations of medications that make it up, the heterogeneity of the diseases of the populations studied make it difficult to lay down clear conclusions about the prevalence of the condition and its associated impacts. However, it is essential to better understand polypharmacy and inappropriate prescriptions as well as their effects to ensure optimal care for individuals and to support health systems that are struggling under the pressure of sustained medication use.
We invite you to share your research on the broad topic of polypharmacy to improve knowledge about this condition. All aspects of polypharmacy, such as prevalence/incidence, determinants, impact of polypharmacy on health, economic considerations, and evaluation of interventions to reduce inappropriate prescriptions are welcome. We hope that this Special Issue will shed light on several unknowns related to polypharmacy to guide clinical practice and public health policies.
Prof. Caroline Sirois
Prof. Carlotta Lunghi
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- Potentially inappropriate medications
- Older adults