Physicians need to take the lead in deprescribing

Scott, I. A. and Le Couteur, D. G. (2015) Physicians need to take the lead in deprescribing. Internal Medicine Journal, 45 3: 352-356. doi:10.1111/imj.12693

Author Scott, I. A.
Le Couteur, D. G.
Title Physicians need to take the lead in deprescribing
Journal name Internal Medicine Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1444-0903
Publication date 2015-03-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/imj.12693
Volume 45
Issue 3
Start page 352
End page 356
Total pages 5
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Inappropriate polypharmacy and its associated harm pose a significant threat to older patients. The prescribing decisions of physicians greatly influence what other practitioners prescribe. Minimising medication-related harm requires physicians to adopt a systematic approach to the deliberate and judicious deprescribing of potentially inappropriate medicines in at-risk individuals.
Keyword Deprescribing
Older patient
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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