PIL: Polyfarmacy Intervention Limburg. A randomized controlled trial evaluating a complex intervention to optimize medication prescription, using the stepped wedge design

Marjan Van Den Akker, Jelle Stoffers, Donna Lenders, Rico Van Scheijen, Hugo Van Der Kuy & André Knottnerus
Background: Polypharmacy (the use of 5 or more drugs) is a relevant health problem among elder people. The proportion of people with polypharmacy is rising due to the prevalence of chronic diseases and aging of the population. Polypharmacy increases the risk of side-effects and problems with patient[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]