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Free Home Medicines Reviews

 

Medication related hospital admission is a significant burden on Australia’s healthcare system, costing the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars per year. A substantial proportion of these medication related hospital admissions are preventable through better medication management.

 

A home medicines review (HMR) is an assessment that occurs between an accredited pharmacist and a patient within the patient’s home. The interview focuses on the drug/medication therapy for the patient and the aim is to maximise the potential benefits of the medications and minimise adverse effects. Other aims of a HMR include increasing patient and GP knowledge of medications.

 

An HMR will often involve general health and medication education to help patients improve their overall quality of life and benefits from their medications.

 

A referral from your GP is required to have an HMR initiated, your accredited pharmacist performs the HMR interview, and a full report is then delivered to your GP who will discuss the findings of the HMR at a subsequent appointment.

 

To arrange an HMR for yourself or a loved one, please speak with one of our receptionists who will be able to advise on the procedures involved in co-ordinating a visit by our Pharmacist, Fabian Bucco in conjunction with your treating doctor.