Evidence to address overprescribing

A quick round up of our reviews with evidence relevant to the report recently published by the UK Department of Health and Social Care following a national overprescribing review.

Access these and all our review on the Cochrane Library.

Medication review in hospitalised patients to reduce morbidity and mortality.
Christensen M, Lundh A.
https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008986.pub3/full

Impact of medication reconciliation for improving transitions of care.
Redmond P, Grimes TC, McDonnell R, Boland F, Hughes C, Fahey T.
https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD010791.pub2/full

Interventions to optimise prescribing for older people in care homes.
Alldred DP, Kennedy MC, Hughes C, Chen TF, Miller P.
https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009095.pub3/full

Interventions to improve the appropriate use of polypharmacy for older people.
Rankin A, Cadogan CA, Patterson SM, Kerse N, Cardwell CR, Bradley MC, Ryan C, Hughes C.
https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD008165.pub4/full

22 September 2021