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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. The MedSafer Study: A Controlled Trial of an Electronic Decision Support Tool for Deprescribing in Acute Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019;67(9):1843-1850. doi:10.1111/jgs.16040.

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July 31, 2019
McDonald EG, Wu PE, Rashidi B, et al. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019;67(9):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.

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McDonald EG, Wu PE, Rashidi B, et al. The MedSafer Study: A Controlled Trial of an Electronic Decision Support Tool for Deprescribing in Acute Care. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019;67(9):1843-1850. doi:10.1111/jgs.16040.