Kotahitanga 9

We love a bit of deprescribing in the elderly and the primary care flavour of Nelsons contribution this issue. Anti-hypertensive medication reduction in some older patients is not associated with important change in BP control. In patients 80 years or older on at least two anti-hypertensive medications, stopping one of them didn’t make much difference to the BP at 12 weeks.

Jim Stacey from Christchurch has also given us food for thought with his submission on the value of clinical inertia. Sometimes “first do no harm” involves the difficult task of sitting on ones hands and avoiding unnecessary interventions. Well done Kotahitanga 9.

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