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Stimulating Innovation Management of Polypharmacy and Adherence in THe elderlY

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Derek Stewart

Project Description

Pan european project examining prescribing-practice for healthcare organisations and increasing the accessibility and safety of medicines particularly to targeted populations.

The whole project (€1.02 million) has shaped polypharmacy management strategies globally.

A resultant health economic tool shows polypharmacy management prevents the prescribing of over 120,000 inappropriate medications each year in Scotland alone, with significant costs savings and reduction in adverse effects. This research has driven changes to policy and NHS contracted services leading to education of 1000s of Pharmacist Independent Prescribers, who make significant impact in the delivery of high-quality patient care.

Type of Project Project
Project Acronym SIMPATHY
Status Project Complete
Funder(s) European Innovation Partnerships
Value £78,946.00
Project Dates Jun 1, 2015 - Jun 1, 2017
Partner Organisations Federico II University Hospital
Fundacio Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (Hannover Medical School)
Medical University of Lodz
Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Scottish Government
Akademiska Sjikhuset (University Hospital Uppsala)
University of Coimbra
University of Peloponnese
1st Ygeionomiki Perefereia Dype Attikis

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