Forum: Let Pharmacists take control of medicines risks?


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A recent systematic review in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology entitled The effect of prescriber education on medication related patient harm in the hospital came to the conclusion that there is no firm evidence that educating prescribers in the hospital leads to decrease of patient harm.

This is not a robust study, but, it does beg the question that if despite educational intervention, physicians do not reduce patient harm related to medication, should the highly skilled secondary care clinical Pharmacists be empowered to take control of managing medication risk?

Link : http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bcp.13200/abstract

 
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