Evaluation of a care home clinical medication review service by a primary care pharmacist.
Focal points • This study evaluates a clinical medication review service for care home patients provided by a primary care pharmacist working alongside GPs. • 237 one-off clinical medication reviews were completed in 8 care homes on patients registered in 7 GP practices. • Each review took on average 1 hour 20 minutes at a cost of £38.50 per patient (based on pharmacist’s time), involved a variety of interventions and resulted in an average annual cost savings of £94 per patient (based only on medication costs). • The data provides evidence for the impact both upon the improved quality of prescribing and cost reduction which a suitably trained pharmacist can have in providing clinical medication reviews for patients in care homes.
Citation : Hampson, N. (2012) Evaluation of a care home clinical medication review service by a primary care pharmacist. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice; Supplement 2: 86
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- Leicester School of Pharmacy