Patient - Focused Strategies

Anderson RM, Funnell MM. Patient empowerment: myths and misconceptions. Patient Educ Couns. 2010;79(3):277-82.  Article

Bohnert AS, Bonar EE, Cunningham R, et al. A pilot randomized clinical trial of an intervention to reduce overdose risk behaviors among emergency department patients at risk for prescription opioid overdose. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016;163:40-7.  Abstract

Darker CD, Sweeney BP, Barry JM, et al. Psychosocial interventions for benzodiazepine harmful use, abuse or dependence. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;(5):CD009652.  Abstract

Fried TR, Mary E. Tinetti ME, Towle V. Effects of benefits and harms on older persons’ willingness to take medication for primary cardiovascular prevention. Arch Intern Med. 2011;171(10):923-8.  Article

Galazzi A, Lusignani M, Chiarelli MT, et al. Attitudes towards polypharmacy and medication withdrawal among older inpatients in Italy. Int J Clin Pharm. 2016;38(2):454-61.  Abstract

Gillespie R, Mullen J, Harrison L. Attitudes towards deprescribing and the influence of health literacy among older Australians. Primary Health Care Res Dev. 2019;20(e78):1-11.  Abstract

Kalogianis MJ, Wimmer BC, Turner JP, et al. Are residents of aged care facilities willing to have their medications deprescribed? Res Social Adm Pharm. 2016;12(5):784-8.  Abstract

Linsky A, Simon SR, Bokhour B. Patient perceptions of proactive medication discontinuation. Patient Educ Couns. 2015;98(2):220-5.  Abstract

Palagyi A, Keay L, Harper J,  Barricades and brickwalls – a qualitative study exploring perceptions of medication use and deprescribing in long-term care. BMC Geriatr. 2016;16:15.  Article

Reeve E, Wolff JL, Skehan M, et al. Assessment of attitudes toward deprescribing in older Medicare beneficiaries in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(12):1673-80.  Abstract

Reeve E, Wiese MD, Hendrix I, et al. People’s attitudes, beliefs, and experiences regarding polypharmacy and willingness to deprescribe. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013;61(9):1508-14.  Abstract

Warner NS,  Habermann EB, Hooten WM, et al. Association between spine surgery and availability of opioid medication. JAMA Netw Open. 2020;3(6):e208974.  Article

Mugunthan K, McGuire T, Glasziou P. Minimal interventions to decrease long-term use of benzodiazepines in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Gen Pract. 2011;61(590):e573-8.  Article

Atherton H, Sawmynaden P, Meyer B, Car J. Email for the coordination of healthcare appointments and attendance reminders. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;(8):CD007981.  Abstract

Atherton H, Sawmynaden P, Sheikh A, et al. Email for clinical communication between patients / caregivers and healthcare professionals. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;11:CD007978.  Abstract

Goyder C, Atherton H, Car M, et al. Email for clinical communication between healthcare professionals. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;(2):CD007979.  Abstract

Meyer B, Atherton H, Sawmynaden P, Car J. Email for communicating results of diagnostic medical investigations to patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;(8):CD007980.  Abstract

Advice by Postal Letter

Cormack MA, Sweeney KG, Hughes-Jones H, Foot GA. Evaluation of an easy, cost-effective strategy for cutting benzodiazepine use in general practice. Br J Gen Pract. 1994;44(378):5-8.  Article

Cormack MA, Owens RG, Dewey ME. The effect of minimal interventions by general practitioners on long-term benzodiazepine use. J R Coll Gen Pract. 1989;39(327):408-11.  Article

Darker CD, Sweeney BP, Barry JM, et al. Psychosocial interventions for benzodiazepine harmful use, abuse or dependence. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;(5):CD009652.  Abstract

de Gier NA, Gorgels WJ, Lucassen PL, et al. Discontinuation of long-term benzodiazepine use: 10-year follow-up. Fam Pract. 2011;28(3):253-9.  Abstract

Gorgels WJ, Oude Voshaar RC, Mol AJ, et al. Consequences of a benzodiazepine discontinuation program in family practice on psychotropic medication prescription to the participants. Fam Pract. 2007;24(5):504-10.  Article

Gorgels WJ, Oude Voshaar RC, Mol AJ, et al. Predictors of discontinuation of benzodiazepine prescription after sending a letter to long-term benzodiazepine users in family practice. Fam Pract. 2006;23(1):65-72.  Article

Gorgels WJ, Oude Voshaar RC, Mol AJ, et al. Discontinuation of long-term benzodiazepine use by sending a letter to users in family practice: a prospective controlled intervention study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2005;78(1):49-56.  Abstract

Guaiana G, Barbui C. Discontinuing benzodiazepines: best practices. Epidemiol Psychiatr Sci. 2016;25(3):214-6.  Abstract

Heather N, Bowie A, Ashton H, et al. Randomized controlled trial of two brief interventions against long-term benzodiazepine use: outcome of intervention. Addiction Research Theory. 2009;12(2):141-54.  Abstract

Lader M, Tylee A, Donoghue J. Withdrawing benzodiazepines in primary care. CNS Drugs. 2009;23(1):19-34.  Abstract

Mol AJ, Oude Voshaar RC, Gorgels WJ, et al. The absence of benzodiazepine craving in a general practice benzodiazepine discontinuation trial. Addict Behav. 2006;31(2):211-22.  Abstract

Mugunthan  K, McGuire  T, Glasziou  P. Minimal interventions to decrease long-term use of benzodiazepines in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Gen Pract. 2011;61(590):e573-8.  Article

Niessen WJ, Stewart RE, Broer J, Haaijer-Ruskamp FM. Reduction in the consumption of benzodiazepines due to a letter to chronic users from their own general practitioner. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2005;149(7):356-61.  Abstract

Ten Wolde G, Dijkstra A, van Empelen P, et al. Long-term effectiveness of computer-generated tailored patient education on benzodiazepines: a randomized controlled trial. Addiction. 2008;103(4):662-70.  Abstract

van de Steeg-van Gompel CH, Wensing M, De Smet PA. Implementation of a discontinuation letter to reduce long-term benzodiazepine use – a cluster randomized trial. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2009;99(1-3):105-14. Abstract

Vicens C, Sempere E, Bejarano F, et al. Efficacy of two interventions on the discontinuation of benzodiazepines in long-term users: 36-month follow-up of a cluster randomised trial in primary care. Br J Gen Pract. 2016;66(643):e85-91.  Article

Voshaar RC, Couvée JE, van Balkom AJ, et al. Strategies for discontinuing long-term benzodiazepine use: meta-analysis. Br J Psychiatry. 2006;189:213-20.  Article

de Jongh T, Gurol-Urganci I, Vodopivec-Jamsek V, et al. Mobile phone messaging for facilitating self-management of long-term illnesses. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012;12:CD007459.  Abstract

Gurol-Urganci I, de Jongh T, Vodopivec-Jamsek V, et al. Mobile phone messaging reminders for attendance at healthcare appointments. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;(12):CD007458.  Abstract

Rees S, Williams A. Promoting and supporting self-management for adults living in the community with physical chronic illness: a systematic review of the effectiveness and meaningfulness of the patient-practitioner encounter. JBI Libr Syst Rev. 2009;7(13):492-582.  Abstract

Carlsen B, Aakvik A. Patient involvement in clinical decision making: the effect of GP attitude on patient satisfaction.  Article

Hall DE, Prochazka AV, Fink AS. Informed consent for clinical treatment. CMAJ. 2012;184(5):533-40.  Article

Massachusetts Bill H.4062  An Act relative to benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics. Accessed 5/27/17

Tannenbaum C, Martin P, Tamblyn R, et al. Reduction of inappropriate benzodiazepine prescriptions among older adults through direct patient education: the EMPOWER cluster randomized trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(6):890-8.  Article

Alexander GC, Casalino LP, Meltzer DO. Physician strategies to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket prescription costs. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(6):633-6.  Abstract

Shrank WH, Joseph GJ, Choudhry NK, et al. Physicians’ perceptions of relevant prescription drug costs: do costs to the individual patient or to the population matter most? Am J Manag Care. 2006;12(9):545-51.  Article