Choosing Wisely releases five geriatrics do-not-dos
FIVE more Choosing Wisely items have been released, this time by geriatric medicine experts.
Members of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine whittled a list of 11 overused, inappropriate or uneffective treatments down to the following five.
According to the society, doctors should:
1. Not use antipsychotics as the first choice to treat behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
"People with dementia may exhibit aggression, resistance to care and other challenging or disruptive behaviours. In such