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Hansen, Christina R.; Byrne, Stephen; O’Mahony, Denis; Kearney, Patricia M.; Sahm, Laura J.
European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Qualitative analysis of community pharmacists’ opinions on their involvement in reducing potentially inappropriate prescribing
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Pharmacist Primary care Older patients Prescribing Qualitative
Older people are at risk of potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) due to polypharmacy arising from multi-morbidity. Despite available explicit criteria to reduce PIP, it is highly prevalent. Whilst community pharmacists have the required knowledge to help reduce PIP, they are not currently engaged with the problem. This study explores the views of community pharmacists on their potential involvement in reducing PIP and determines the challenges to its implementation.
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