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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Main themes and coding concepts from study participants

Themes Subthemes Categories Coding concepts
Overall perception and attitude toward polypharmacy and its management program Awareness and interest in polypharmacy Indifference to polypharmacy before management program participation Unaware and uninterested in multi-drug use prior to participation in the program
Changes in perception after participating in program Beware of unnecessary drug use after participating in the program
Overall attitude toward polypharmacy management program Attitude toward the purpose of the program Patients/carers: Favorable to the program
Physicians and pharmacists: Agree with the purpose of the program
Satisfaction with program participation Patients/carers: High satisfaction with program participation
Future and Sustainability of the Program Patients/carers: Willingness to participate again next time
Physicians, pharmacists: Some participants expressed limitations on the sustainability of the program.
The role of each member of the polypharmacy management program and their mutual cooperation The role of each member of polypharmacy management program The role of the patient/carer Passive attitude and participation
Pharmacists: Providing information on the current medical condition
The role of the physician Pharmacists: Adjustment of prescription
Physicians: Importance of including the patient’s primary care physician in polypharmacy management
The role of the pharmacist Physicians: Significantly helpful in reviewing and evaluating the patient’s drug use
Pharmacists: The professionalism of each pharmacist varies greatly depending on the individual’s competency.
Mutual cooperation among members of polypharmacy management program Reliability among participating members High mutual trust among all members
Activeness in participating in the program Passivity of patients/caregivers
Communication among participating members Lack of communication between physicians and pharmacists due to physicians’ busy schedules
Requirements for the content and system of the polypharmacy management What to expect from the content of polypharmacy management Comprehensive medication use counseling Patients/carers: Expectations for a more comprehensive range of drug use counseling
Personalized management Patients/carers: Expectations for personalized polypharmacy management
Requirements for system of polypharmacy management Structured support Physicians, pharmacists: Demand for more systematic institutional support
Standardized guidelines Physicians, pharmacists: Lack of standardized management guidelines
Efficiency of management flow Pharmacists: Taking too much time to review and manage multi-drug use
Consideration for older patients Caring for the elderly Agree on the need for consideration for the elderly by all participating members
Simplification of drug administration Patients/carers: Expectations for simplification of drug administration in consideration of the elderly
Materials for medication guidance Patients/carers: Expectations of materials for medication guidance
Condition and perspective of older patient Physicians: Considering the condition and perspective of the older patient
Representative carer Physicians: Importance of representative carer
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