Practical tips for deprescribing in older adults

CHICAGO ⁠— While there are several challenges to deprescribing, applying a practical algorithm of care may ease some of the anxiety that older patients experience during this process, according to a presentation at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting.
“The onus for a medication to be continued is either proof or a strong suspicion that it’s actually providing a real and substantial benefit,” Michael A. Steinman, MD, FACP, a professor in the division of geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, told Healio. “If

CHICAGO ⁠— While there are several challenges to deprescribing, applying a practical algorithm of care may ease some of the anxiety that older patients experience during this process, according to a presentation at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting.
“The onus for a medication to be continued is either proof or a strong suspicion that it’s actually providing a real and substantial benefit,” Michael A. Steinman, MD, FACP, a professor in the division of geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, told Healio. “If