Deprescribing Research

Researchers across Canada and internationally are working on projects that promote and evaluate deprescribing medications. Below are descriptions of work that Barb and Cara are involved in. Consider joining the International Deprescribing Research Interest Group to collaborate and share your work with other researchers, add your project to a deprescribing research repository, or tweet at us with links to descriptions of your own research.

Betty Havens Prize for Knowledge Translation in Aging

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...

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Deprescribing in Ontario Long-term Care Framework

In Canada, older adults living in long-term care (LTC) homes experience polypharmacy at higher rates than their community-living counterparts and strategies to reduce polypharmacy are urgently needed. This research project began as an environmental scan with Ontario...

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Evaluation of a Deprescribing Guideline Mobile Application

The four evidence-based deprescribing guidelines and algorithms produced through the leadership of the Bruyère Research Institute and the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network, and the guideline developed through an NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Fellowship have been built...

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