Evidence-based deprescribing algorithms help clinicians decide when and how to reduce medications safely and how to monitor effect. Each algorithm provides a one-page summary of its related evidence-based deprescribing guideline published by or in collaboration with the deprescribing.org team.
Deprescribing Information Pamphlets
Information pamphlets help patients, their families, and caregivers to better understand the rationale for deprescribing certain medications and give approaches for deprescribing and monitoring for patients and their healthcare providers to discuss.
“More than 90% of patients are willing to stop a medication if their doctor says it is possible”
Deprescribing Patient Decision Aids
As part of his Masters’ degree work, Dr. Wade Thompson developed and tested a consult patient decision aid aimed at helping to decide whether to continue taking a proton pump inhibitor, use a lower dose, or stop and use on-demand.
Testimonials and Conversation Samples
These videos will help you learn more about deprescribing, whether it’s the right choice for you or someone you care for, and how to have a conversation about it. Our testimonials are from real people and our ‘shared decision-making’ videos use actors to demonstrate how conversations might happen.
Much has been published about polypharmacy and deprescribing. Here you will find some key publications that we consider useful. If you have suggestions for other useful references, please Tweet them!
“The guideline is great because it reinforces the way I practice. I feel better about what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. It is helpful to know that my colleagues agree and that there’s written literature to support me.”