Bruyère CLRI has partnered with a team of researchers whose aim is to develop and share deprescribing approaches with health care providers and the public. A range of new tools that long-term care providers, residents, and families can use are now available on the website deprescribing.org
In certain cases, especially as people get older or more ill, the use of some medication can cause more harm than good. Deprescribing is an important, feasible, innovation to ensure medication efficacy, reduce harms, and mitigate polypharmacy. It involves reducing doses or stopping medications which may no longer be needed or may be causing harm, in partnership with a health care provider. Optimizing medication through targeted deprescribing is a vital part of managing chronic conditions, avoiding adverse effects, and improving outcomes.
Click on the links below for tools (including infographics and short videos) to help patients and providers participate in deprescribing: