Journal Article

The MedSafer Study: a controlled trial of an electronic decision support tool for deprescribing in acute care.

McDonald EG, Wu PE, Rashidi B, et al. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2019;67:1843-1850.

This pre–post study compared patients who received medication reconciliation that was usual care at the time of hospital discharge to patients in the intervention arm who had decision support for deprescribing. Although the intervention did lead to more discontinuation of potentially inappropriate medications, there was no difference in adverse drug events between groups. The authors suggest larger studies to elucidate the potential to address medication safety using deprescribing decision support.