Heavy consumers of medicines - from the viewpoint of the community pharmacist
- At: 2004 FIP Congress in New Orleans (USA)
- Type: Poster
- By: BERG, Christian (Norwegian Pharmacy Association, Oslo, Norway)
- Co-author(s): Mellbye, Svane (Løveapoteket, HAMAR, Norway)
Heavy consumers of medicine observed in the pharmacy give an indication of the extent of the phenomenon polypharmacy. This phenomenon is associated with drug related problems, increased health risks for the individual and a possible overuse of health resources. The objective of this study was to identify heavy consumers of medicine.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.