Deprescribing Research

Researchers across Canada and internationally are working on projects that promote and evaluate deprescribing medications. We’ve included descriptions of work that we are involved in; Tweet links to descriptions of your own research, and join the International Deprescribing Research Interest Group to collaborate and share your work with other researchers.

Deprescribing guidelines – Tools for implementation

Deprescribing can be challenging. The “Deprescribing Guidelines for the Elderly” project developed guidelines and decision-support tools in the form of algorithms. Our knowledge translation tools will include whiteboard videos to help clinicians use these algorithms...

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Creating evidence-based deprescribing guidelines

Prescribers have said that it’s difficult to stop medications when prescribing guidelines only talk about starting them. The “Deprescribing Guidelines for the Elderly” project developed evidence-based deprescribing guidelines to support clinicians in safely reducing...

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The role of pharmacists in improving geriatric prescribing

There is enormous potential for pharmacists to improve drug safety in seniors. Barriers that need to be overcome include raising awareness of which medications are inappropriate, improving communication between doctors and pharmacists, and equipping pharmacists with...

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