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A case study of polypharmacy management in nine European countries: implications for change management and implementation. (2018)
Journal Article
MCINTOSH, J., ALONSO, A., MACLURE, K., STEWART, D., KEMPEN, T., MAIR, A., CASTEL-BRANCO, M., CODINA, C., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FLEMING, G., GENNIMATA, D., GILLESPIE, U., HARRISON, C., ILLARIO, M., JUNIUS-WALKER, U., KAMPOLIS, C.F., KARDAS, P., LEWEK, P., MALVA, J., MENDITTO, E., SCULLIN, C., WIESE, B. 2018. A case study of polypharmacy management in nine European countries: implications for change management and implementation. PLoS ONE [online], 13(4), article number e0195232. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195232

Background: - Multimorbidity and its associated polypharmacy contribute to an increase in adverse drug events, hospitalizations, and healthcare spending. This study aimed to address: what exists regarding polypharmacy management in the European Union... Read More

A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. (2017)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., GIBSON-SMITH, K., MACLURE, K., MAIR, A., ALONSO, A., CODINA, C., CITTADINI, A., FERNANDEZ-LLIMOS, F., FLEMING, G., GENNIMATA, D., GILLESPIE, U., HARRISON, C., JUNIUS-WALKER, U., KARDAS, P., KEMPEN, T., KINNEAR, M., LEWEK, P., MALVA, J., MCINTOSH, J., SCULLIN, C. and WIESE, B. 2017. A modified Delphi study to determine the level of consensus across the European Union on the structures, processes and desired outcomes of the management of polypharmacy in older people. PLOS one [online], 12(11), e0188348. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188348

Background:- Inappropriate use of multiple medicines (inappropriate polypharmacy) is a major challenge in older people with consequences of increased prevalence and severity of adverse drug reactions and interactions, and reduced medicines adherence.... Read More

Polypharmacy management by 2030: a patient safety challenge. (2017)
Report
MAIR, A., FERNANDES-LLIMOS, F., ALONSO, A., HARRISON, C., HURDING, S., KEMPEN, T., KINNEAR, M., MICHAEL, N., MCINTOSH, J., WILSON, M. and the SIMPATHY consortium. 2017. Polypharmacy management by 2030: a patient safety challenge. Edinburgh: SIMPATHY CONSORTIUM [online]. Available from: http://www.simpathy.eu/...-project-reference-book

The SIMPATHY (Stimulating Innovation Management of Polypharmacy and Adherence in The Elderly) consortium have explored how healthcare management programmes can be implemented to improve medication safety and prevent patient harm by addressing the app... Read More

Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. (2016)
Journal Article
STEWART, D., MAIR, A., WILSON, M., KARDAS, P., LEWEK, P., ALONSO, A., MCINTOSH, J., MACLURE, K. and SIMPATHY Consortium. 2017. Guidance to manage inappropriate polypharmacy in older people: systematic review and future developments. Expert opinion on drug safety [online], 16(2), pages 203-213. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2017.1265503

Introduction: Single disease state led evidence-based guidelines do not provide sufficient coverage of issues of multimorbidities, with the cumulative impact of recommendations often resulting in overwhelming medicines burden. Inappropriate polypharm... Read More

Standardised quality assessment criteria and output evaluation plans for all WPs. (2015)
Report
STEWART, D., MACLURE, K., WIESE, B. and JUNIUS-WALKER, U. 2015. Standardised quality assessment criteria and output evaluation plans for all WPs. Edinburgh: SIMPATHY [online], Deliverable 3.1. Available from: http://www.simpathy.eu/

Objectives: - The objectives relating to this deliverable are: 1) To develop communications channels between WP3 and WP leads. 2) To develop an internal reporting system for WP tasks, activities, progress with milestones and deliverables, and high qu... Read More

SIMPATHY project [online]. (2015)
Digital Artefact
SIMPATHY. 2015. SIMPATHY project [online]. Available from: http://www.simpathy.eu

This is the offical website for the SIMPATHY project. The SIMPATHY (Stimulating Innovation Management of Polypharmacy and Adherence in The Elderly) project aims to tackle some of the challenges brought on by an ageing population, and to deliver the n... Read More