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2022 Jun 05

J Pain Symptom Manage

Polypharmacy in children and young people with life-limiting conditions from 2000-2015: a repeated cross-sectional study in England.


Fraser LK, Gibson-Smith D, Jarvis S, Papworth A, Neefjes V, Hills M, Doran T, Taylor J
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2022 Jun 05.
PMID: 35675847.


Polypharmacy is often appropriate for children with life-limiting conditions but is associated with an increase in hospitalisations and inappropriate prescribing, and can affect the quality of life of children and their families as they manage complex medication schedules. Despite this, little is known about polypharmacy in this population.