All my working life as a pharmacist has been centred around improving patient outcomes with medication. Informally we have all been addressing the issues of polypharmacy and deprescribing for many years. This article written for the NHS(UK) is an easy to read insight into the main issues, financial, clinical implications, guidance and the tools which we can use in practice. It is relevant to our practice in Australia and a good starting point to help us consider a more formalised approach.
Other current topics in the AJP Discussion Forum include:
- Extra syllables
- Prescribing pharmacists – We have this already
- Evidence based nutrition
- What do we want? eHealth! When do we want it? Now!
- Doctor Google rules
Click here to visit the AJP Discussion Forum.
Haven’t registered yet? Click here.