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Call for monthly medication reviews at care homes

28th January 2011

Researchers have called for monthly medication reviews for patients in care homes to prevent inappropriate prescribing.

GP academics at Imperial College London and the School of Pharmacy reviewed 16 studies of four interventions – staff education, multi-disciplinary team meetings, pharmacist medication reviews and computerised clinical decision support systems. They found that no single intervention has proven universally effective for reducing the risk of inappropriate prescribing – but that monthly reviews, which are already mandatory in the US, could improve care levels of care.

 

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