GP records 'don't match' aged care medication charts for 95% of residents

Researcher Professor Meredith Makeham blames poor information sharing between aged care and GP practices

The details of medications listed in GP practice records don't match those in patients' nursing home medication lists in 95% of cases, an Australian study suggests.

Professor Meredith Makeham.

Researchers say while not all discrepancies could be considered harmful, some were significant enough to potentially cause serious polypharmacy adverse events.

Led by Sydney GP Professor