Table 2

First round solutions selected by more than one-third of experts not to be rejected

SolutionScore
1In current treatment guidelines (eg, for hypertension, heart failure and diabetes) recommendations for medication management at the end of life should be incorporated. (Research)20
2A list of drugs that could be tapered off or discontinued at the end of life under certain conditions should be developed (eg, anticoagulant, antihypertensive, blood glucose lowering, antibiotic, antipsychotic, antidepressant or anticonvulsive drugs). (Research)17
3Physicians lacking experience with medication management at the end of life should consult a palliative care specialist. (Awareness)16
4Marking of the end of life should be part of education for healthcare professionals. (Education)12
The primary treating physician should formulate an end-of-life care plan with the patient and/or family. (Roles)12
The general practitioner is the primary treating physician when the patient resides at home. (Roles)12
5The primary treating physician is responsible for recording the medication management at the end of life. (Roles)10
Nurses should contribute to medication management at the end of life by providing information, explanation and advice to the patient and/or family. (Roles)10