J. Simon Bell

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Simon Bell
Journal article

What factors are important for deprescribing in Australian long-term care facilities? Perspectives of residents and health professionals

Older people living in long-term care facilities often have multimorbidity, requiring many prescription medicines. However, polypharmacy in older people is also associated with hospitalisations, adverse drug events, drug–drug interactions, drug– disease interactions, falls, impaired functional capacity and cognitive impairment. This article suggests that reducing polypharmacy...