Deprescribing: A "Simple" Method for Reducing Polypharmacy

Estimated time to complete session: 45 mins.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Identify commonly prescribed high-risk medications.
2. Consider the application of the Beers and START/STOPP criteria for prescription of high-risk medications.
3. Adopt a stepwise approach to the evaluation of polypharmacy and deprescribing process that includes follow-up monitoring for adverse effects and symptoms rebound.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/26/2021

Laurence J. Robbins, MD, Chair, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
09/26/2021
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