Monash University

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Nursing home team-care deprescribing study: A novel approach to old age polypharmacy

posted on 2019-08-08, 04:26 authored by CHONG HAN KUA
Deprescribing is a process to reduce the harm of polypharmacy in older adults. Polypharmacy has been associated with an increased risk of death, thus it is necessary to investigate and address this issue, and improve the process of deprescribing. However, its implementation is often challenging and prospective outcome data lacking in nursing homes. This thesis aims to investigate the effectiveness of a deprescribing intervention, as well as to understand the human factors surrounding the deprescribing process. It highlights the complex relationship between health professionals and patients with the deprescribing process, as well as offer a strategy to improve deprescribing outcomes.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Shaun Lee Wen Huey

Additional supervisor 1

Vivienne Mak

Additional supervisor 2

Vanassa Ratnasingam

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Pharmacy (Malaysia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences