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Prevalence of polypharmacy in a Scottish primary care population

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, February 2014
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Title
Prevalence of polypharmacy in a Scottish primary care population
Published in
European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, February 2014
DOI 10.1007/s00228-013-1639-9
Pubmed ID
Authors

R. A. Payne, A. J. Avery, M. Duerden, C. L. Saunders, C. R. Simpson, G. A. Abel

Abstract

Polypharmacy-the use of multiple medications by a single patient-is an important issue associated with various adverse clinical outcomes and rising costs. It is also a topic rarely addressed by clinical guidelines. We used routine Scottish health records to address the lack of data on the prevalence of polypharmacy in the broader, adult primary care population, particularly in relation to long-term conditions.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 111 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 18%
Researcher 13 11%
Unspecified 10 9%
Student > Bachelor 10 9%
Other 34 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 51 45%
Unspecified 20 18%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 13 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Other 19 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 December 2014.
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#1,658,862
of 7,358,329 outputs
Outputs from European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
#196
of 914 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#57,703
of 232,544 outputs
Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
#5
of 19 outputs
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