Physician Perspectives on Deprescribing Cardiovascular Medications for Older Adults

In this national cross-sectional survey in the ambulatory setting, investigators sought to compare geriatrician, general internist and cardiologist perspectives on deprescribing cardiovascular medications. Adverse drug reactions were the most common reason for deprescribing among all groups. In a statistically significant finding, geriatricians were most likely, and cardiologists least likely, to consider deprescribing in cases of limited life expectancy, such as recurrent metastatic cancer, Alzheimer dementia, or significant functional impairment.

Link: J Am Geriatr Soc (1/2020) (Open access from Medscape with free registration)