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Reducing inappropriate polypharmacy: the process of deprescribing.

Scott IA, Hilmer SN, Reeve E, et al. Reducing inappropriate polypharmacy: the process of deprescribing. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):827-34. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0324.

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April 1, 2015
Scott IA, Hilmer SN, Reeve E, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):827-34.

Polypharmacy in older patients is a predictor of medication errors. However, deprescribing—stopping or reducing medicines in a patient's drug regimen—can introduce opportunities for harm if not done appropriately. This commentary presents a protocol to enhance the safety of deprescribing by considering the medication therapy needs of each individual patient.

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Scott IA, Hilmer SN, Reeve E, et al. Reducing inappropriate polypharmacy: the process of deprescribing. JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(5):827-34. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.0324.