The Polypharmacy Challenge Blog
A new editorial from Deborah on the potential of ethnography to uncover, through observation, the things that health professionals, patients and their social networks do in their everyday lives that contribute to, or challenge, problematic polypharmacy.Read more...
I have just returned from the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC), which was held at Warwick University last week. The central concerns of the APOLLO-MM project - multimorbidity and polypharmacy – featured prominently in this year’s meeting. This may seem unsurprising given that care of patients with multimorbidity is very much the ‘norm’ for the generalist medical practitioner. But it was encouraging to see an increasing emphasis on how to account for the complexity of multimorbidity in research contexts, and there is certainly a growing army of researchers trying to tackle ‘inappropriate’ polypharmacy.