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Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Sept. 1

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When less is more: The role of deprescribing and art of medication management

More prescriptions do not necessarily mean better health outcomes. Deprescribing, which is the planned and supervised process of intentionally stopping a medication or reducing its dose, is a critically important part of delivering safe, effective, patient-centered care, especially for older adults.  I commend AMDA — the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine — for…

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