Pharmacists explain why homes won't use meds charts

The National Residential Medication Chart was meant to relieve workload in aged care homes by eliminating the duplication of medication charts and prescriptions, but nursing homes are reluctant to adopt it, two pharmacists say.

Writing in Australian Prescriber this month, John Jackson and Elspeth Welsh say there are many practical barriers hindering the uptake of the new 52-page booklet that allows PBS-listed drugs to be dispensed without the need for a

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