Benefits of HMRs outweigh costs

Consultant pharmacist, Julie Grint, questions why HMR and RMMR services are being seen as health care costs, when evidence shows they have helped to reduce hospital re-admissions.

Ms Grint sent the following in an open letter to Pharmacy News:

Dear editor

As Debbie Rigby, Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, Accredited Pharmacists Reference Group chair has previously said, “The Australian Commission in Safety and Quality in Healthcare has released a new literature review on medication safety in Australia, conducted by Libby Roughead et al.