Deprescribing in older people

  • At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: MORGADO, Manuel (University of Beira Interior, Health Science Faculty, Covilhã, Portugal)
  • Co-author(s): Manuel Morgado: Health Science Faculty, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal;Pharmaceutical Services, Hospital Centre of Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal
    Adriana Amorim: Health Science Faculty, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
    Ema Paulino: Portuguese Pharmaceutical Society, Lisbon, Portugal
    Sandra Morgado: Pharmaceutical Services, Hospital Centre of Cova da Beira, Covilhã, Portugal
  • Abstract:

    Background

    An important determinant of drug-related problems in the elderly is an increased physiological vulnerability to medication adverse effects and an impaired ability to recover from drug-induced insults. The process of deprescribing is aimed at reducing medications for which real or potential harm outweighs benefit.

    Purpose

    The objective of..

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