10
September
2019
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15:14
Europe/Amsterdam

Nearly 15 percent of elderly in Singapore at risk of polypharmacy

A survey by the Duke-NUS Medical School showed that 14.5 per cent of 1,499 elderly respondents aged above 66 were at risk of polypharmacy. Polypharmacy was twice as prevalent among males aged over 85, as compared to females aged 66 to 69.