The challenge of pill burden

050914Hospice physician Dr Amy Clarkson has written a blog post about ‘pill burden’ at the end of life, where patients find themselves taking many medications which are no longer appropriate.

The article explores how people end up taking ‘handfuls’ of medication – whether through over prescribing or the tendency that once started, medications are rarely stopped – as well as why and how this ‘pill burden’ should be reduced…read more

From ehospice