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Deprescribing medication in very elderly patients with multimorbidity: the view of Dutch GPs. A qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, July 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#11 of 1,359)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

Mentioned by

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7 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
19 tweeters

Citations

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119 Dimensions

Readers on

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196 Mendeley
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Title
Deprescribing medication in very elderly patients with multimorbidity: the view of Dutch GPs. A qualitative study
Published in
BMC Family Practice, July 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2296-13-56
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jan Schuling, Henkjan Gebben, Leonardus Johannes Gerardus Veehof, Flora Marcia Haaijer-Ruskamp

Abstract

Elderly patients with multimorbidity who are treated according to guidelines use a large number of drugs. This number of drugs increases the risk of adverse drug events (ADEs). Stopping medication may relieve these effects, and thereby improve the patient's wellbeing. To facilitate management of polypharmacy expert-driven instruments have been developed, sofar with little effect on the patient's quality of life. Recently, much attention has been paid to shared decision-making in general practice, mainly focusing on patient preferences. This study explores how experienced GPs feel about deprescribing medication in older patients with multimorbidity and to what extent they involve patients in these decisions.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 3 2%
United States 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 190 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 34 17%
Researcher 34 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 13%
Unspecified 23 12%
Student > Bachelor 16 8%
Other 63 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 94 48%
Unspecified 33 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 23 12%
Social Sciences 15 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 6%
Other 19 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 76. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 July 2019.
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#225,348
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#11
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