Letters Deprescribing in older people

Poor uptake of interdisciplinary medicine reviews for older people is a barrier to deprescribing

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3496 (Published 28 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3496
  1. Rohan A Elliott, clinical senior lecturer and senior aged care pharmacist1 2,
  2. Cik Yin Lee, research fellow1 3
  1. 1Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2Pharmacy Department, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. rohan.elliott{at}monash.edu

In their recent article about deprescribing through shared decision making,1 Jansen and colleagues note that many of the triggers for deprescribing can be identified only by a medicine review and that this review can be triggered by important “life transitions.” …

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