Health outcomes of deprescribing interventions among older residents in nursing homes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This systematic review examined the effects of deprescribing on clinical outcomes among patients in long-term care facilities. Researchers found that interventions in which medications were reviewed according to prespecified criteria resulted in reduced mortality and fewer falls. They recommend that deprescribing guided by medication review be widely implemented in long-term care settings.