Polypharmacy Is Defined As Being On 5 Or More Medicines

Polypharmacy is defined as being on 5 or more medicines, and is a major concern for providers as the use of multiple medicines is common in the older population with multimorbidity, and as one or more medicines may be used to treat each condition.

Discuss two (2) common risk factors for polypharmacy. Give a rationale for each identified risk factor. Discuss two interventions you can take as a Nurse Practitioner in your clinical practice to prevent polypharmacy and its complications. Using at least 2 evidence-based, peer-reviewed references no older than 5 years.

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