'Only a fraction' of aged care patients have had med reviews: study

Just 1 in 5 residents have had a drug management review three months after arriving despite guidelines, authors say

Just half of aged care residents have had a medication review under a government program within two years of joining a facility, a study finds. 

Patients enter aged care with an average of 11 unique medications and guidelines recommend a review on commencement, the authors write in the Medical Journal of Australia. 

Further, nearly two thirds had received a high-risk medication in the year prior to their admission to the facility, they say.

Yet, three months after arriving, just one