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Multi-Morbidity and Polypharmacy in Older People: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Practice

Multi-Morbidity and Polypharmacy in Older People: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Practice
Multi-Morbidity and Polypharmacy in Older People: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Practice
Multi-morbidity and polypharmacy are common in older people and pose a challenge for health and social care systems, especially in the context of global population ageing. They are complex and interrelated concepts in the care of older people that require early detection and patient-centred shared decision making underpinned by multi-disciplinary team-led comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) across all health and social care settings. Personalised care plans need to remain responsive and adaptable to the needs and wishes of the patient, enabling the individual to maintain their independence. In this review, we aim to give an up-to-date account of the recognition and management of multi-morbidity and polypharmacy in the older person.
Age-friendly care, Comprehensive geriatric assessment, Deprescribing, Frailty, Multi-morbidity, Patient priority care, Polypharmacy
2308-3417
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Aggarwal, Pritti
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Woolford, Stephen
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Patel, Harnish
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Aggarwal, Pritti
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Woolford, Stephen
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Patel, Harnish
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Aggarwal, Pritti, Woolford, Stephen and Patel, Harnish (2020) Multi-Morbidity and Polypharmacy in Older People: Challenges and Opportunities for Clinical Practice. Geriatrics, 5 (4), 1-11, [85]. (doi:10.3390/geriatrics5040085).

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Multi-morbidity and polypharmacy are common in older people and pose a challenge for health and social care systems, especially in the context of global population ageing. They are complex and interrelated concepts in the care of older people that require early detection and patient-centred shared decision making underpinned by multi-disciplinary team-led comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) across all health and social care settings. Personalised care plans need to remain responsive and adaptable to the needs and wishes of the patient, enabling the individual to maintain their independence. In this review, we aim to give an up-to-date account of the recognition and management of multi-morbidity and polypharmacy in the older person.

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Accepted/In Press date: 26 October 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 28 October 2020
Published date: October 2020
Keywords: Age-friendly care, Comprehensive geriatric assessment, Deprescribing, Frailty, Multi-morbidity, Patient priority care, Polypharmacy

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Local EPrints ID: 445518
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/445518
ISSN: 2308-3417
PURE UUID: f27b56cc-0c6c-461c-a305-a410b6216558
ORCID for Harnish Patel: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0081-1802

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Date deposited: 14 Dec 2020 17:32
Last modified: 27 Apr 2022 01:50

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Author: Pritti Aggarwal
Author: Stephen Woolford
Author: Harnish Patel ORCID iD

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