Canadian-made electronic tool found to be effective in safely reducing medication overload
A new study that found a Canadian-made electronic tool is effective in safely reducing medication overload. The study by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre was conducted with patients 65 and over who took five or more medications a day. It found doctors could safely reduce the number of medications given to their patients by using MedSafer, an electronic tool that helps monitor the different medications and flag potentially inappropriate ones.
The MedSafer Study: A Controlled Trial of an Electronic Decision Support Tool for Deprescribing in Acute Care. Journal of American Geriatric Society. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/jgs.16040