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.
Health Care Providers
Get comfortable deprescribing with tools and resources, case reports and testimonials, and relevant publications.
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.”
Hello, deprescribers! Today we are excited to have another interview post with clinical pharmacist Pam Howell (Ontario, Canada), telling us about her (deprescribing) experiences working as part of the telemedicine initiative GeriMedRisk. Q: You are part...
Dr. Barbara Farrell and the Bruyère Deprescribing Research Team received the 2019 Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Translation Aging for outstanding achievements related to the spread and uptake of their deprescribing guidelines. Since 2013, the team has worked...
Hello, deprescribers! Today we have another interview blog post with Dr. Petra Denig, Professor at the University of Groningen, telling us about the development of deprescribing recommendations for the Dutch multidisciplinary guideline on polypharmacy in older people....
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