In a new column by Barney Spivack, MD, learn more about how physicians can help their patients to make more informed healthcare decisions. Spivack outlines the five treatments that every physician and patient should question. What makes the list might surprise you! The list advises on the controversial use of feeding tubes for older patients with advanced dementia as well as the prescribing of antipsychotic drugs for aging patients with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Check out the list and how the AGS is cooperating with the new Choosing Wisely campaign here>> Find much more at Clinical Geriatrics online.