PPP009 - Deprescribing with Amy Page

PPP009 - Deprescribing with Amy Page

  Image from University of Western Australia http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/people/amy.page

Image from University of Western Australia http://www.web.uwa.edu.au/people/amy.page

Jane chats to Amy Page, Consultant Pharmacist and PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia.

Jane talks to Amy about:

  • What “deprescribing” means in practical terms
  • The optimal time to consider ceasing a medicine and how deprescribing is like smoking cessation.
  • Patient acceptability, pharmacist and doctor willingness and other potential barriers to deprescribing.

Further reading

Deprescribing in Older People (a useful primer by Amy and colleagues)

Too much medicine in older people? Deprescribing through shared decision making. (Jansen et al BMJ 2016)

Good Palliative Geriatric Practice Algorithm

STOPP/Start criteria

Beers Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults

You can also follow Amy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmyTPage

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