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

Reeve E, Wolff JL, Skehan M, Bayliss EA, Hilmer SN, Boyd CM. Assessment of Attitudes Toward Deprescribing in Older Medicare Beneficiaries in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(12):1673-1680. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4720

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December 19, 2018
Reeve E, Wolff JL, Skehan M, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(12):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.

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Reeve E, Wolff JL, Skehan M, Bayliss EA, Hilmer SN, Boyd CM. Assessment of Attitudes Toward Deprescribing in Older Medicare Beneficiaries in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(12):1673-1680. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4720

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