6 medication 'do not dos' for GPs

Latest Choosing Wisely recommendations include review of older patients on more than five meds

Here’s what doctors should avoid doing to reduce medication misadventure, according to the latest Choosing Wisely recommendations.

With 23% of medication-related adverse events in primary care considered preventable, the six ‘do no dos’ are aimed at preventing misadventure as a result of prescribing cascades, polypharmacy and homeopathic therapies: