Doctors highlight benefits of deprescribing

The high number of adverse drug effects in ageing patients could be significantly reduced by embracing a culture of deprescribing, according to leading Australian doctors.

Two clinical focus articles published in the Medical Journal of Australia on Monday advocated an examination of current prescribing practices for older patients, with the aim of reducing the number of adverse drug events caused by inappropriate polypharmacy.

Researchers led by Associate Professor Ian Scott from the Princess