GPs urged to 'deprescribe' to cut adverse drug events

‘Deprescribing' — the latest medical buzz word that refers to reducing or stopping some medications altogether — could significantly cut the number adverse drug events among elderly patients, argue two groups of clinicians.

While many people "benefit immeasurably" from multiple drugs, up to 40% of people living in residential care or the community are prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs, reported one group of experts in a clinical focus paper published in the Medical

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