Medication Deprescribing: Views among Older Americans

New survey of older adults shows the majority are open to stopping at least 1 of their medications—but some who already did so didn't consult their clinician first.

Medication deprescribing is a collaborative effort between patients and their health care provider to intentionally reduce or stop prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and/or dietary supplements. What do patients think about medication deprescribing? The University of Michigan National Poll on Health Aging recently asked a national sample of older adults aged 50-80 years (n=2563) about their current medication use and experiences with deprescribing. In the slides below, find an overview of key findings.

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