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Medication nation: new research shows nearly half of all older people now taking at least five medicines
Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Nina Fudge Category:
Here’s a selection of articles of relevance to the APOLLO-MM project published in early 2017.
A Themed Journal Issue on Deprescribing. European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, January 2017 Vol 24, issue 1
January’s issue of European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy has a themed issue on deprescribing, with an editorial, a number of articles and opinion pieces, some of which are free to access. The aim of the themed issue is to give an introduction to the deprescribing debate, the challenges that surround depescribing and some of the tools available to help with deprescribing. The guest editors, Nina Barnett (who spoke at the APOLLO-MM launch event ) and Barry Jubraj, have also sought to broaden the remit within which deprescribing is discussed. So, there are articles on the patient view of deprescribing, the legal perspective, collaborative decision-making between patients and healthcare professionals, plus the challenges of deprescribing in special populations: older people with multimorbidity, patients in care homes, paediatrics, and people with learning disabilities.Read more...