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W21C Patient Safety Podcast

This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit and to reach us. Email

Nov 28, 2014

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In this episode Dr. Dave Hogan introduces the concept of "deprescribing" which is defined as carefully getting patients off some of the medications.  

After hearing this episode listeners will be able to:

  • Define the concept of "deprescribing" and evaluate its potential benefits in older patients
  • Identify opportunities to review a patient's drug regimen
  • Consider a prudent approach to withdrawing medications 
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