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Short-term effect of deprescribing antihypertensives in older people
  1. Franca Morselli1,
  2. Teck K Khong2
  1. 1King's College, London, UK
  2. 2Clinical Pharmacology, St George's University of London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Teck K Khong, Clinical Pharmacology, St George's University of London, London SW17 0RE, UK; tkhong{at}sgul.ac.uk

Abstract

Commentary on: Sheppard JP, Burt J, Lown M, et al. Effect of antihypertensive medication reduction vs usual care on short-term blood pressure control in patients with hypertension aged 80 years and older: The OPTIMISE randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2020;323:2039–51.

  • Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
  • Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation

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  • Series co-ordinator Dr Teck Khong, DTB Associate Editor, Clinical Pharmacology, St George’s, University of London, UK

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