Deprescribing Infographics align with each of the deprescribing.org guidelines, algorithms and patient pamphlets. They can be used as posters or handouts to encourage patients to talk to their healthcare providers about the potential for deprescribing.
Patient Decision Aids
As part of his post-graduate work with the Bruyère Research Institute, Dr. Wade Thompson developed a consult patient decision aid based on the deprescribing.org proton pump inhibitor deprescribing guideline.
Thompson W, Farrell B, Welch V, Tugwell P, Way C, Richardson L, Bjerre L. Continuation or deprescribing of proton pump inhibitors: a consult patient decision aid. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2019; 152(1):18-22 https://doi.org/10/1177/1715163518816719.
Thompson W, Farrell B, Welch V, Tugwell P, Bjerre LM. Should I continue taking my acid reflux medication? Design of a pilot before/after study evaluating a patient decision aid. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2017;150(1):19-23. https://doi.org/10.1177/1715163516679425.
Patient Information Pamphlets
Deprescribing Pamphlets align with each of the deprescribing.org each evidence-based deprescribing guidelines and algorithms to provide lay-level information to help patients and caregivers have conversations with their prescribers about safe deprescribing.
Check out more great resources from the Canadian Medication Appropriateness and Deprescribing Network.