The Bruyère Deprescribing Guidelines Research Team has developed an app to grant easy, on-demand access to its deprescribing algorithms — complementary to the resources on this website.
EMPOWER brochures help patients understand the rationale for deprescribing certain medications and explain why it is important to talk to a health care provider about deprescribing
Reducing medications safely to meet life’s changes
What medications were good then might not be the best choice now. Deprescribing is the planned process of reducing or stopping medications that may no longer be of benefit or may be causing harm. The goal is to reduce medication burden or harm while improving quality of life.
Be part of the change for a better quality of life
Learn about deprescribing and check out resources to help you discuss deprescribing with your health care provider.
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As the population ages, older Canadians are living with multiple chronic conditions. In 2016, 35% of community-dwelling seniors had chronic use of 5 or more different drug classes.
Inappropriate prescriptions are known to pose health risks for older adults, leading to unnecessary hospitalisations and undue cost.
“It is an art of no little importance to administer medicines properly; but it is an art of much greater and more difficult acquisition to know when to suspend or altogether omit them.”
Guest Blog Post #12: Protecting the human right to try: Evidence-based deprescription of antipsychotic medication
Hello, deprescribing world. Today we have Dr. Helene Speyer, MD, Ph.D. at Mental Health Center Copenhagen (Denmark), telling us about an ongoing project on deprescribing of antipsychotics. Take it away, Helene! “When can I get off this medication?” Most people taking...
Welcome to another guest blog post. Today we have Cynthia Leung, pharmacist at the Queen’s Family Health Team (in Kingston, Canada) and the person behind the blog DRUGOPINIONS, sharing her experiences with deprescribing as practicing pharmacist in primary care,...
Welcome to our 10th guest blog post. Today Dr. Joshua Niznik of the University of North Carolina will tell us about his work on overtreatment and deprescribing in nursing home residents in the US. Take it away! Nursing Home Residents are a Priority Population for...
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