An Epidemic That Nobody is Talking About- Frankly Speaking EP 178Guest: Robert Baldor, MD, FAAFP
Music Credit: Richard Onorato
Polypharmacy results in medication overload for many patients with chronic diseases; it is especially prevalent in the elderly. A recent report from the Lown Institute refers to this as ‘An Epidemic of Too Much Medication.’ We will review the data behind this claim and discuss how clinicians can work to minimize such problems.
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- Describe the extent of medication overload in the US
- Explain why this has occurred
- Discuss medication overuse and cessation with their patients
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