Definition og afgrænsning af polyfarmaci

Sara Sommer Holst, Kristian Karstoft, Mikkel Erik Juul Jensen, Trine Rune Høgh Andersen, Janne Unkerskov, Charlotte Vermehren*

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At present, there is no clear and universal definition of polypharmacy. This review summarises the most common definitions and discusses the challenges in finding one suitable definition. Most of the literature has defined polypharmacy as the simultaneous use of five or more drugs. It is known that polypharmacy can lead to an increased risk of adverse health outcomes. However, a lot of medicine is not necessarily too much medicine. Preferentially, a definition should therefore differentiate between appropriate and inappropriate polypharmacy. As a universal definition has not yet been established, it is important to consider the definition used in the literature describing polypharmacy.

Bidragets oversatte titelDefinition of and delimitation of polyfarmaci
Sider (fra-til)1952-1954
Antal sider3
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Udgave nummer20A
StatusUdgivet - 16 okt. 2023

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Published under Open Access CC-BY-NC-BD 4.0.


  • Humans
  • Inappropriate Prescribing
  • Medicine
  • Polypharmacy


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