Home medicines reviews Do they change prescribing and patient/pharmacist acceptance?

J.J. Quirke, Belynda Wheatland, Marisa Gilles, A. Howden, Ann Larson

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    Home medicines review (HMR) was introduced into theMedical Benefits Scheme in 2001 to improve qualityuse of medicines, maximise health outcomes, and toencourage general practitioners and pharmacists towork collaboratively.1,2 The benefits are supported inseveral Australian reports.3–6 However, there is littlefocus on changes in prescribing, patient acceptanceand pharmacist issues. Geraldton is a regional centre inWestern Australia with a population of approximately30 000 in the Midwest Division of General Practice(MWDGP) served by 28 GPs and four pharmacists whoconduct HMR. More GPs from MWDGP claimed for aHMR during September to December 2002 than the national average
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)266-267
    JournalAustralian Family Physician
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


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