Quality prescribing in general practice

Mrak, Jana and Fürst, J and Godman, B and Premuš Marušič, A and Prislan, M (2016) Quality prescribing in general practice. In: 21st EUMASS Congress and the 4th International congress of Medical Assessors in the Republic of Slovenia, 2016-06-09 - 2016-06-11.

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To implement continuous improvement of prescribing in general practice with a model closely linking the work of general practitioner and a clinical pharmacist aiming to improve the safety and efficiency of treatment with medicine. Emphasise is on polypharmacy (multiple medications) which is increasing across countries and although appropriate especially in patients with multiple comorbidities it can cause serious problems to patients and is a major challenge for the health care systems. Problems include adverse drug reactions and harmful drug interactions with reduced quality of life, increased overall morbidity, mortality and increased costs to health care systems.