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Polypharmacy Among Home-Dwelling Older Adults: The Urgent Need for an Evidence-Based Medication Management Model

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Verloo Henk, Pereira Filipa, von Gunten Armin, Rosselet Amoussou Joëlle, De Giorgi Salamun Isabella, Martins Maria Manuela,
Project Optimising medication management for polymedicated home-dwelling older adults with multiple chronic conditions - ME@home
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Patient Preference and Adherence
Volume (Issue) Volume 13
Page(s) 2137 - 2143
Title of proceedings Patient Preference and Adherence
DOI 10.2147/ppa

Open Access

Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


Ageing populations with multiple chronic conditions challenge low-, middle-, and high-income countries. Older adults frequently depend on complex medication regimens and polypharmacy, both of which can lead to potentially devastating and debilitating medication-related problems and to subsequent far-reaching public health, social, and economic effects. This perspectives article provides an overview of the current state of medication management, reflects on its relevance among polymedicated home-dwelling older adults living with multiple chronic conditions, and proposes patient-centered approaches for optimizing medication management and preventing medication-related problems.