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Six Steps To End Polypharmacy

November 10, 2020

The typical assisted living resident takes 9 to 10 medications simultaneously, including over-the-counter medications. And when residents rely on multiple pharmacies to source their medications, a lack of coordination can result in redundancies, duplication, and overlap, putting their health and safety at risk. In this guide, you will learn the drivers behind polypharmacy and how multi-pharmacy use complicates the issue as well as the solution: leveraging external partners to improve practices in your community.

What you’ll learn:

  • The biggest drivers behind polypharmacy
  • Problems with external medication support
  • Multi-pharmacy dangers in your community
  • Six advantages of a single pharmacy provider

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