Bulletin 268 updated - Improving Medicines and Polypharmacy Appropriateness Clinical Tool (IMPACT)

The latest update to the Improving Medicines and Polypharmacy Appropriateness Clinical Tool (IMPACT) incorporates updates to STOPP START and BEERS.

It identifies clinical and deprescribing priority with recommendations and considerations for appropriately continuing or stopping medicines.

A data visualisation is also available which shows prescribing spend for each section. The tool can be filtered to produce a list of medicines for individual patients that highlights deprescribing priority. This can be used to support clinical decision making as part of a structured medication review and will help inform shared decision making.

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