Journal Article

Assessment of attitudes toward deprescribing in older Medicare beneficiaries in the United States.

Reeve E, Wolff JL, Skehan M, et al. JAMA internal medicine. 2018;178:1673-1680.

Deprescribing or stopping unnecessary medications is an important strategy for reducing medication-related harm in older adults. A group of 1981 Medicare beneficiaries reported broad support (92%) for stopping at least one of their medications if their clinician determined it was safe. A WebM&M commentary provides in-depth recommendations to achieve safe prescribing in older patients.