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)
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 .. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.