“If just one pharmacist in every pharmacy could look at just one patient each week, and work with members of the primary care team using the STOPP START criteria, what could we achieve? …
…. An Irish cohort study involving older people found that potentially inappropriate prescribing, identified using the STOPP criteria, was associated with increased visits to the emergency department and the GP. Potential medication omissions (defined by the START criteria) were associated with functional decline and reduced quality of life. “
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- Where have all the locums gone?
- What do we want? eHealth! When do we want it? Now!
- vaccine fridge
- Pharmacists should address core services first
- Safety Net Issued on Reg 24
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