elderly woman deprescribingOPEN’s Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly project aims to produce evidence-based guidelines to support interdisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals in tapering or stopping medications and monitoring for adverse drug withdrawal reactions in elderly patients.

The project’s research team expects that the guidelines they develop will reduce adverse drug reactions, lower the prevalence of polypharmacy, and improve the quality of life among the elderly and their families.

Ontario Deprescribing Project Update

You can learn more about OPEN’s Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly project by reading the team’s periodic newsletter, Ontario Deprescribing Project Update.

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Be sure to also follow the Deprescribing team’s Twitter account — @Deprescribing.