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PROMISe to document clinical interventions in Australian community pharmacies


Williams, Mackenzie and Peterson, GM and Tenni, PC and Bereznicki, LRE, PROMISe to document clinical interventions in Australian community pharmacies, Australian Pharmacist, 28, (2) pp. 162-164. ISSN 0728-4632 (2009) [Refereed Article]


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Drug-related problems (DRPs) are well known as a frequent cause of morbidity, hospital admission and mortality. A systematic review conducted in 2002 found that 7.1 % of hospital admissions resulted from DRPs,l while the Second National Report on Patient Safety reported in 2003 that 2-4% of all hospital admissions in Australia (and up to 30% of admissions for patients over 75 years of age) were medication-related, Seventy-five percent of these DRPs were considered preventable.' DRPs that cause hospitalisation are likely to have originated during the course of the patient's community-based care; however, many occur in the community setting and donot result in presentation to a hospital. Pharmacists are frequently involved in preventing, detecting and resolving DRPs during the course of their activities. This DRP detection and resolution process can be termed a clinical intervention. Although studies have been conducted in North America39 and Europe.":" there is far less information available concerning the nature and frequency of community pharmacists' clinical interventions in Australia

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:document clinical interventions PROMISe
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Williams, Mackenzie (Dr Mackenzie Williams)
UTAS Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
UTAS Author:Tenni, PC (Dr Peter Tenni)
UTAS Author:Bereznicki, LRE (Professor Luke Bereznicki)
ID Code:57704
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Pharmacy
Deposited On:2009-08-10
Last Modified:2010-10-06
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