Definition og afgrænsning af polyfarmaci

Translated title of the contribution: Definition of and delimitation of polyfarmaci

Sara Sommer Holst, Kristian Karstoft, Mikkel Erik Juul Jensen, Trine Rune Høgh Andersen, Janne Unkerskov, Charlotte Vermehren

Abstract

At present, there is no clear and universal definition of polypharmacy. This review summarises the most common definitions and discusses the challenges in finding one suitable definition. Most of the literature has defined polypharmacy as the simultaneous use of five or more drugs. It is known that polypharmacy can lead to an increased risk of adverse health outcomes. However, a lot of medicine is not necessarily too much medicine. Preferentially, a definition should therefore differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate polypharmacy. As a universal definition has not yet been established, it is important to consider the definition used in the literature describing polypharmacy.

Translated title of the contributionDefinition of and delimitation of polyfarmaci
Original languageDanish
Article numberV05230302
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume185
Issue number42
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2023

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