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Discontinuing Unnecessary Medications

Published on October 30th, 2017

The Annals of Internal Medicine had an article about inappropriate medication use in nursing homes.  “Inappropriate prescribing is a well-known clinical problem in nursing home residents, but few interventions have focused on reducing inappropriate medication use.”

They studied if the Multidisciplinary Multistep Medication Review (3MR) consisting of an assessment of the patient perspective, medical history, critical appraisal of medications, a meeting between the treating elder care physician and the pharmacist, and implementation of medication changes was beneficial.

The study proved that the 3MR is effective in discontinuing inappropriate medication use in frail nursing home residents without a decline in their well-being.

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