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.
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
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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.”
Hello, deprescribers! We are back again after a quiet few months with some more blog content. Today we are talking about prescribing cascades with Dr. Sameera Toenjes from University of Toronto (Canada). We hope that after this interview you will have “can this...
Hello deprescribers! Today we have an interview with Ana Amaral, a nurse and researcher from Portugal. We asked her about her experience as a nurse working in long-term care and palliative care and about her Master’s work related to the role of nurses in deprescribing...
Guest Blog Post #16: Optimizing Medication Use in Older Adults with Multimorbidity and Polypharmacy in the Primary Care Setting
Hello, deprescribers. Today we have Dr. Katharina Jungo (University of Bern, Switzerland) summarizing key findings from her recent PhD dissertation that explored ways to optimize medication use in older people with multimorbidity and polypharmacy. Take it away,...