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J Fam Pract. 2017 Jul;66(7):436-445.

Deprescribing: A simple method for reducing polypharmacy.

Author information

1
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Email: Kathryn.mcgrath@jefferson.edu.
2
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Jefferson College of Pharmacy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
3
Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
4
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Abstract

Polypharmacy brings with it increased risks for adverse drug events and reduced functional capacity. This 4-step plan will help you safely deprescribe in older adults.

PMID:
28700758
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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