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Educating Patients and Prescribers About Deprescribing to Reduce Medication Burden May Not Be Enough

September 16, 2022

Unsurprisingly, medication burden increases as we age. At each clinic visit, we consider starting new medications, but it’s still relatively uncommon to critically evaluate medications that could be deprescribed. How can we change the culture to embrace deprescribing as an integral part of patient care?  The OPTIMIZE study was a provider- and patient-level educational intervention that attempted to increase deprescribing.

Guest Authors:  Kashelle Lockman, PharmD, MA and Sarah Greiner, PharmD

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