A Collaborative Approach to Medication Reviews for Older Patients With Polypharmacy

2019-04-16 12:37:28 | BioPortfolio


In patients aged 65 years and older, polypathology is frequent and often associated with polypharmacy. This polypharmacy may be a source of iatrogeny due to pharmacokinetic interactions, enhanced sensitivity of older people to medication, or failure to adhere to the therapy. Since January 2018, French community pharmacists have been allowed by the Health ministry to perform medication reviews for people aged 65 years and over, who are being treated with more than 5 medications a day. the present hypothesis is that medication therapy management performed in collaboration with patients, general practitioners, and community pharmacists will lead to a reduction in medical events and inappropriate prescriptions.


This is a stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial conducted in 9 regions of France. Each region represents one cluster with 7 community pharmacies located around the University Hospital associated with that cluster. In total, 63 community pharmacies will be enrolled, with each pharmacy including 20 patients over a 10 month-period. Over the life-time of the project, a total of 1260 patients will benefit from either the intervention or from a controlled pharmaceutical care according to the period of time they will be enrolled.

Study Design


Medication Therapy Management


Medication therapy management


Toulouse University Hospital


Not yet recruiting


University Hospital, Toulouse

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