Large US study answers the question: Does script tracking even work?

Put it this way, simply having an operational monitoring program 'is not sufficient'

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