Forum: Community pharmacy might reduce hospital readmissions

“I think we have been talking about the need for a joined up primary and secondary care health service since before I registered. I remember working with the concept of a seamless service and have since seen a plethora of pilots and studies trying to enhance discharge and reduce readmission.

The BMJ below reports on a study where researchers say electronic referral systems that allow communication with community pharmacists could improve the coordination of care when patients are discharged from hospital…..”

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