Meds reviews high impact on elderly drug burden

Drug-related problems experienced by almost every aged care patient can be dramatically reduced by pharmacist intervention, Australian research reveals.   

While debate continues over caps on the number of actual HMR and RMMR visits that a pharmacist can make per month, research conducted at the University of Tasmania’s school of medicine shows just what an impact these reviews can have in an aged care setting.   

An investigation of RMMRs found that almost all patients in aged care facilities (over 98%) have at least one drug-related