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dc.contributor.authorSorensen, L
dc.contributor.authorKing, MA
dc.contributor.authorPeck, R
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, MS
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:12:02Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:12:02Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.date.modified2009-10-14T22:14:59Z
dc.identifier.issn1445-937X
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/jppr2004342100
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/20610
dc.description.abstractObjective: To evaluate the initial impact of in-home medication reviews for war veterans by accredited pharmacists. Method: Medication use, health service use, and corresponding costs for 92 veterans and war widow(er)s were compared between a 'before intervention' period and 'after intervention' period via prescription database analysis. Inappropriate medication use according to Beers' criteria was also identified. Results: The intervention led to a higher number of medications initiated and ceased than medications continued. There was a statistically insignificant increase in the number of medications (12.6 to 13.9), and the mean health service cost ($1818.66 to $2123.26). There was an insignificant increase in the use of inappropriate medication according to Beers' criteria. Conclusion: This medication review service introduced the concept of medication reviews to the Australian domiciliary setting. In-home medication reviews are now widely available to any Australian at risk of medication misadventure.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSociety of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jppr2004342100
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom122
dc.relation.ispartofpageto124
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume34
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1115
dc.titleIn-home medication reviews for war veterans: early experience in Australia.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2004
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorKing, Michelle A.


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