[Deprescribing of inappropriate medication in primary care]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2019 Jun 10;181(24):V01190027.
[Article in Danish]

Abstract

Multimorbidity and polypharmacy increasingly challenge healthcare systems. In this review, we discuss the deprescribing of inappriopriate medication, which is essential for improved patient care and optimal use of healthcare resources. Barriers of deprescribing in primary care are multifaceted and exist not only at the general practitioner level or the patient level but also at the organizational, structural, and sociocultural levels. New approaches and tools are emerging. However, the complexity of this challenge calls for broad healthcare initiatives and policies to reduce inappropriate prescribing.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Deprescriptions*
  • Humans
  • Inappropriate Prescribing*
  • Multimorbidity
  • Polypharmacy*
  • Primary Health Care*