Benzodiazepine deprescription in at-risk inpatients: an MUHC pilot study

Marnie Wilson

McGill University

Marnie Wilson is an internal medicine resident at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She completed her bachelor's degree in Microbiology and Immunology (2010) and Masters of Science in Experimental Medicine (2017) at McGill University. She is currently working with the McGill University Health Centre Quality Improvement team on various projects relating to medication deprescription. Her research interests lie in quality improvement and epidemiology, particularly in low resource settings. She plans to pursue general internal medicine and intensive care training. In her spare time, she is an avid triathlete, rock climber, traveller and concert violinist.


Introduction: Older adults frequently have multiple medical conditions leading to concurrent use of five or more drugs (polypharmacy). Those admitted to hospital are particularly vulnerable to adverse drug events from... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Marnie Wilson (McGill University)
  2. Jennifer Murray (McGill University)
  3. Ramy Saleh (McGill University)
  4. Cara Tannenbaum (Université de Montréal)
  5. Todd Lee (McGill University)
  6. Emily McDonald (McGill University)

Topic Areas

Harms of overuse (physical, psychological or system-related) , Shared decision making and patient-reported outcomes , Overuse in the care of the elderly and at end of life , Organizational factors (such as structure and culture) that drive overuse


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