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Journal Article
Commentary

Deprescribing: a simple method for reducing polypharmacy.

McGrath K, Hajjar ER, Kumar C, et al. J Fam Pract. 2017;66(7):436-445.

Polypharmacy can contribute to health care–associated harm in primary care. Spotlighting deprescribing as a way to improve medication safety for older patients, this commentary outlines how clinicians can deprescribe safely, including performing a brown bag medication review and creating a follow-up plan with patients.