Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



David G Le Couteur

Email: david.lecouteur@sydney.edu.au
FRACP, PhD, is Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Centre for Education and Research on Ageing and ANZAC Research Institute, Concord Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales.

Improving medicine selection for older people Do we need an Australian classification for inappropriate medicines use?

The quality use of medicines (QUM) is one of the four central objectives of Australia’s National Medicines Policy. The National Strategy for the Quality Use of Medicines, launched in 2002, outlines...

Thinking through the medication list Appropriate prescribing and deprescribing in robust and frail older patients

The prevalence of chronic disease increases with age, and older people have much to gain from medicines that delay disease, cure disease or manage symptoms. However, older people are also at...


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