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Polypharmacy patterns: unravelling systematic associations between prescribed medications

By Amaia Calderón and Alexandra Prados-Torres

We would like to share with you an article recently published in PLOS ONE [1] by our research group, EpiChron. The study demonstrates the existence of non-random associations in drug prescription, resulting in patterns of polypharmacy that exist in a significant proportion of the population. We believe that the information discovered would further the development and/or adaptation of clinical patient guidelines to patients with multimorbidity who are taking multiple drugs.

[1] Calderon-Larranaga A, Gimeno-Feliu LA, Gonzalez-Rubio F, Poblador-Plou B, Lairla-San Jose M, Abad-Diez JM, Poncel-Falco A, Prados-Torres A. Polypharmacy Patterns: Unravelling Systematic Associations between Prescribed Medications. PLoS One. 2013;8(12):e84967.

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