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Impact of deprescribing as part of clinical medication review on polypharmacy of older patients in an integrated primary care setting
Henk-Frans Kwint1,*, Bram J. Mertens1,2, Marcel L. Bouvy1,2
1SIR Institute for Pharmacy Practice and Policy, Leiden. 2Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands
Background and objective Deprescribing is the process of intentionally stopping drugs or reducing its dose to improve the person’s health or reduce the risk of adverse side effects. The objective of this study was to examine the effect of deprescribing as part of clinical medication review on polypharmacy for older patients in an integrated primary care setting.
Setting and methodCross-sectional study. Patients ≥70 years and using ≥7 drugs were recruited from two GP practices. Two community pharmacists in a non-dispensing role invited patients to the GP practice or visited patients at...