Improving medication safety: influence of a patient-specific prescriber feedback program on rate of medication reviews performed by Australian general medical practitioners.

@article{Roughead2007ImprovingMS,
  title={Improving medication safety: influence of a patient-specific prescriber feedback program on rate of medication reviews performed by Australian general medical practitioners.},
  author={Elizabeth Roughead and Nicole L. Pratt and Robert Peck and Andrew L. Gilbert},
  journal={Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={797-803}
}
PURPOSE To determine if patient-specific prescriber feedback for general medical practitioners (GPs), supported by educational material mailed to their patients, would increase home medicines review (HMR) rates. METHODS An observational study was conducted using the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) Pharmacy Claims Database. The intervention group (n = 40 270) included all veterans aged >/=65 years, dispensed >/=5 unique medicines each month over a 4 month period. Comparison… CONTINUE READING
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