The Polypharmacy Challenge Blog
I recently presented some of our work from the APOLLO-MM project at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. I presented a Distinguished Paper in a plenary session, having won the Society of Academic Primary Care senior presenter’s prize at the SAPC annual conference in Exeter in the summer of 2019.Read more...
I have just returned from the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC), which was held at Warwick University last week. The central concerns of the APOLLO-MM project - multimorbidity and polypharmacy – featured prominently in this year’s meeting. This may seem unsurprising given that care of patients with multimorbidity is very much the ‘norm’ for the generalist medical practitioner. But it was encouraging to see an increasing emphasis on how to account for the complexity of multimorbidity in research contexts, and there is certainly a growing army of researchers trying to tackle ‘inappropriate’ polypharmacy.