Patient Safety

Patient Safety News

  • Pharmacist-Led Intervention Improves Deprescribing Pharmacists gave brochures to older patients and conferred with physicians on potentially inappropriate drugs. Teaming up patients, pharmacists, and physicians helped break inertia, experts say.
  • Nearly Half of Patients Have Rx Longer Than Needed Nearly half of primary care patients were prescribed any of three common drug types for longer than necessary, contributing to a form of inappropriate polypharmacy termed 'legacy prescribing.'

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