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PROMISe to document clinical interventions in Australian community pharmacies

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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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Abstract

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

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:document clinical interventions PROMISe
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Research Field:Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Diagnostic Methods
Author:Williams, Mackenzie (Dr Mackenzie Williams)
Author:Peterson, GM (Professor Gregory Peterson)
Author:Tenni, PC (Dr Peter Tenni)
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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