A study in Age and Ageing has shown that an MUR in the elderly by a clinical pharmacist results in accepted medication changes and a reduction in the number of falls.
The study measured the impact on an MUR in a group of elderly (over 65 years) care home residents. The review was undertaken by the pharmacist, who had access to the patient’s clinical records. A recommendation for medication change was given to the GP for implementation and approval. Control patients received review by their GP only.
The reviews lead to a significant change in the patients’ medications without a change in costs.
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