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.