Resources for healthcare professionals

If you are looking for research tools click here.
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For communication tools click here.

Generic (non-drug specific)
deprescribing frameworks

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5-Step deprescribing framework (also known as the CEASE deprescribing framework). See Scott et al 2015, Scott and Le Couteur 2015, McKean et al 2016 and Scott et al 2017.

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Patient-centred deprescribing process. See Reeve et al 2014, and Reeve et al 2015.

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The Deprescribing Rainbow (focus is more on the patient context than the process, may be used in conjunction with another framework).

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Decision Making for Older Adults With Multiple Chronic Conditions, see Boyd et al 2019, and Boyd et al 2019 (not strictly for deprescribing, however provides steps to assist clinicians when faced with uncertainty in older adults with multimorbidity).

 

Electronic Clinical Decision Support Systems

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MedStopper, see Cassels 2017. Available from: medstopper.com

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Goal-directed Medication review Electronic Decision Support System (G-MEDSS). See Kouladjian O’Donnell et al 2020, Sawan et al 2021 and Kouladjian O’Donnell et al 2021.

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MedSafer, see McDonald et al 2019

Other  

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Dementia Training Australia (DTA) online course. Too much of a good thing: fundamentals of deprescribing.

For more information go to: Dementia Training Australia

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Pharmaceutical opinions: Templates to aid in communication between pharmacists and physicians about deprescribing recommendations. Available from: www.deprescribingnetwork.ca

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Educational videos for clinicians: The first video provides an overview of deprescribing, while the others focus on sedative-hypnotics, opioids and proton pump inhibitors. Available from: www.deprescribingnetwork.ca

No assessment of quality, robustness or validity of the tools on this page has been conducted by ADeN. Inclusion or non-inclusion on this webpage does not indicate endorsement by ADeN or affiliated organisations.

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