Primary Health Tasmania’s new deprescribing guides, videos and other resources
Posted on May 13, 2019
Primary Health Tasmania has launched a new suite of deprescribing resources for local health practitioners.
The resources include:
• a series of downloadable or printable guides covering the following medications:
o antihyperglycaemic agents
o antihypertensive agents
o cholinesterase inhibitors
o glaucoma eye drops
o non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)
o proton pump inhibitors
o vitamin D and calcium
• a series of short educational videos
• a podcast discussing how to undertake deprescribing with patients.
Each guide discusses efficacy, adverse effects, and a recommended deprescribing strategy. A summary resource covers the principles of deprescribing as well as the assessment of benefit versus harm, withdrawal and recurrence issues, and consumer and GP perceptions of the process.