Journal Article

Modification of potentially inappropriate prescribing following fall-related hospitalizations in older adults.

Walsh ME, Boland F, Moriarty F, et al. Drugs & aging. 2019;36:461-470.

After an older adult has a fall, medication deprescribing is a crucial intervention to prevent future harm. This study of a large sample of elderly patients in Ireland found that they were frequently prescribed medications that increased their risk of falling, and deprescribing was rare after a fall-related hospitalization. A WebM&M commentary discussed tactics to more safely manage older patients' medications.