Risk factors

Inappropriate polytherapy: room to improve prescribing for hypertension

The prevalence of inappropriate polypharmacy related to antihypertensive medications is relatively low but estimated to have still affected 49,000 Australian adults in 2018. Using a PBS 10% sample dataset, researchers from the University of NSW identified 425,541 adults exposed to at least one anti-hypertensive medication in 2018. In their study,  almost half of the patients ...

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