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Journal Article

Impact of medication reviews delivered by community pharmacist to elderly patients on polypharmacy: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Tasai S, Kumpat N, Dilokthornsakul P, et al. Journal of patient safety. 2019.

Polypharmacy among older patients can increase the risk of adverse drug events. In this meta-analysis, researchers found that medication reviews performed by community pharmacists among older patients with polypharmacy reduced the risk of emergency department visits.