Polypharmacy in elderly patients: A pervasive problem
from Pharmacy Times
Because current healthcare practice focuses on diagnosing and prescribing, the need to taper, reduce, or discontinue inappropriate medication therapy receives relatively little attention. Few clinical guidelines cover drug deprescribing, and this lack of evidence-based direction contributes to prescribers' hesitancy or reluctance to touch treatment regimens that may have originated from a different practice setting.
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