A recent cross-sectional survey has assessed the attitudes of patients and caregivers regarding deprescribing. Conducted in Singapore, the study involved 615 older adults and 442 caregivers and aimed to link the individual’s characteristics with beliefs on medication inappropriateness, medication burden, involvement in decision making and concerns about discontinuing medications. 83% of older people and 87.1% of caregivers agreed they would discontinue one or more medication provided their doctor thought it was reasonable, more so from older adults in acute-care hospitals than those assessed in community pharmacies (85.3% vs 73.6%). Characteristics associated with better agreement in medication inappropriateness and involvement in deprescribing plans were identified as polypharmacy (taking more than 5 medications) and patients with higher education, respectively. These results highlight the importance of clinical discussion with older adults and caregivers to allow them to make informed decisions regarding deprescribing. See the original paper here.