Aged care patients missing out on medication management reviews

Data suggest the service is "greatly underutilised" among new residents

Only one-in-five patients receive a Medicare-funded medication management review after entering an aged care facility, a study suggests. 

elderly patient with medicine.

University of South Australia researchers say the figures show residential medication management reviews (RMMR) are “greatly underutilised” among new aged care patients at risk of harm due to polypharmacy.

They analysed data from 144,000 older adults (median age 84) who entered aged care between 2012 and 2015 to determine the rate of, and