There is lack of consensus on the definition of deprescribing. A review of Reeve et al., accepted for publication in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology (Aug 2015), proposes the following definition: „Deprescribing is the process of withdrawal of an inappropriate medication, supervised by a health care professional with the goal of managing polypharmacy and improving outcomes‟. This definition has not yet been externally validated and further work is required to develop an internationally accepted and appropriate definition.

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