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Deprescribing for community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Bloomfield HE, Greer N, Linsky AM, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2020;Epub Aug 21.

Deprescribing is one strategy to reduce polypharmacy among older adults. This systematic review found that medication deprescribing interventions (particularly those involving comprehensive medication review) may provide small reductions in mortality and use of potentially inappropriate medications among community-dwelling older adults.