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Incidence of polypharmacy among emergency patients at a tertiary care hospital in karachi: an ignored paradigm for quality drug therapy

  • At: 2014 FIP Congress in Bangkok (Thailand)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: KHURSHEED, Munawar (Aga Khan University Hospital, Emergency Medicine, Karachi, Pakistan)
  • Co-author(s): Mujeeb, Rakshinda (Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan)
    Perveen, Feroza (Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan)
    Feroze, Asher (Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan)
  • Abstract:

    INTRODUCTION: A prescription containing five or more drugs is likely to result in adverse consequences that may involve hospital admission or falls. Increasing incidence of Polypharmacy among Emergency patients (EP) calls for a more judiciary and cautious approach to prescribing with a focus on long term as well as short term health.
    OBJECTIVE: To ..

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Last update 4 October 2019

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