Large US study answers the question: Does script tracking even work?
Real-time prescription monitoring enjoys rare unified support from doctors, pharmacists and patients, but there is not a huge evidence base for it.
Despite this, Australia is taking steps towards creating a usable system, including the Safe Script trial in Victoria late last year.
But what if prescription tracking doesn’t improve health outcomes and just bombards GPs with useless pop-ups?
One of the largest US studies on the topic was published recently. The researchers looked at prescription monitoring systems and the number of