Polyfarmacie bij ouderen: Artikel voor onderwijs en opleiding

Translated title of the contribution: Polypharmacy in elderly patients

R J van Marum, J S Burgers, M L Bouvy

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Polypharmacy is increasing with age. With increasing numbers of medication, the risk of the use of potential inappropriate medication is also increasing. In this article we suggest using the WHO-6-step for rational prescribing. We also describe methods and instruments (amongst others: the systemic tool to reduce inappropriate prescribing)physicians can use in assessing the appropriateness of the medication already used by their patients. Finally we describe how, based on recent Dutch guidelines, deprescribing can be done.

Translated title of the contributionPolypharmacy in elderly patients
Original languageDutch
Article numberD5184
Number of pages6
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2021


  • Aged
  • Humans
  • Inappropriate Prescribing
  • Patients
  • Physicians
  • Polypharmacy

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