Forum: Medication review


“The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to support doctors in improving patient care. They have identified the numerous tests, interventions and procedures that are overused, inappropriate or of limited effectiveness.

Number 1 on their list of 5 recommendations is:

Avoid medication-related harm in older patients (over 65) receiving five or more regularly used medicines by performing a complete medication review and deprescribing where appropriate.

Whilst not specifically suggesting a collaborative medication review with pharmacists, surely this is an opportunity for the Pharmacy Guild and PSA to support this recommendation and highlight the benefits of HMRs and RMMRs.”

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