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Polypharmacy is a growing problem in the United States. The elderly population is expanding, and the use of specialists to manage their healthcare is increasing. This project looks at the role of the primary care physician at a rural Family Medicine practice in reducing the risks of polypharmacy. The perspectives of patients and the local pharmacist were used to create an education tool about polypharmacy management within this community. Increased awareness of this issue and how it applies to patients within the practice were the results of this intervention.
Mad River Family Practice
polypharmacy, patient views, pharmacist, rural, medication management, Vermont
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Medical Education | Primary Care
Kelso, Sarah Anne, "Polypharmacy Management in a Rural Family Medicine Practice: View from Multiple Perspectives" (2015). Family Medicine Block Clerkship, Student Projects. 75.