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Deprescribing: An eLearning Module for Medical Students and Primary Care Residents

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Posted: September 7, 2016    Format: PDF
Deprescribing: An eLearning Module

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Category(s): Audit and Feedback, Education and Teaching, QI
Topic(s): Medical Education, Medication, Prescribing


This document serves as a learning module on the topic of deprescribing potentially inappropriate medications. By the end of this module participants will become familiar with the concept of deprescribing as an extension of the continuum of good prescribing practice, identify common barriers to deprescribing, and understand the importance of this practice in providing patient-centered care. They will also have the opportunity to work through a clinical case where a systemic approach to identifying and deprescribing potentially inappropriate medications is applied. References for clinical decision tools to help with good prescribing practice are also provided.

This module was created to serve as an adjunct to primary care residency training; however, all clinicians and trainees may benefit from the concepts covered on good prescribing practices.