Prioritizing and stopping prescription medicines

Alexander, G. Caleb; Sayla, Maliha A.; Holmes, Holly M.; Sachs, Greg A.
April 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/11/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 8, p1083
Academic Journal
The article focuses on prioritization and discontinuation of medications. Pressing reasons remain for doctors and patients to rigorously reconsider which medications are really needed and which medications could be stopped. These reasons are discussed in this article. In addition, it explores several barriers that can retard efforts to stop medicines. Some recommendations for improving prioritization and discontinuation are also given.


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