Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

QP1 - Prescribing for Frail Adults

Posted: 15 Sep 11 Edited: 14 Aug 18
Polypharmacy Review Miscellaneous

Prescribing for frail adults should prioritise their comfort and quality of life.

Unnecessary polypharmacy, combinations of drugs which are associated with a greater risk of deterioration or hospitalisation and medicines that take too long to produce, or have minimal effect should be rationalised.