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Journal Article > Review
Health outcomes of deprescribing interventions among older residents in nursing homes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Kua CH, Mak VSL, Huey Lee SW. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019;20:362–372.e11.
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.
Journal Article > Study
Studdert DM, Spittal MJ, Mello MM, O’Malley AJ, Stevenson DG. N Engl J Med. 2011;364:1243-1250.
Although lower-performing nursing homes were more likely to be sued than higher-performing ones, the difference in lawsuit rates was small.