Professional pharmacy services to private hospitals

Project Details
Project ID: 2001-072
Type: Investigator Initiated
Status: Completed
Institution: University of Sydney
Chief Investigator: Rebekah Moles

Project Summary

The aim of this project is to implement two professional pharmacy services: medication review and medication education to private hospital patients. These services have shown significant benefits when provided in a community setting. Medication education has increased knowledge and compliance and medication reviews have decreased number and costs of medication for patients. These services have not been tested in an Australian private hospital setting. Private hospital patients may have similar outcomes after receiving these pharmacy services. This study would also address patient follow-up and support as they enter back into the community setting, improving continuity of care.