GPs 'central' to reducing polypharmacy

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

News GP article quoting research from the Complex Care Project and opinion.

Subject

Polypharmacy, multimorbidity, role of GPs in the health system, patient safety.

Period16 Jul 2019

Media contributions

1

Media contributions

  • TitleGPs 'central'' to reducing polypharmacy
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletNews GP
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date16/07/19
    DescriptionAlmost one million Australians aged 70 and over take five or more medications daily, placing them at increased risk of unwanted side effects, more frequent hospital admissions and falls...
    Dr Mark Morgan, Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care (REC–QC), told newsGP while polypharmacy is sometimes seen as an ‘inevitable’ part of ageing, GPs should be able to engage in targeted de-prescribing.
    Producer/AuthorMatt Woodley, News GP
    PersonsMark Morgan