Glaring Risks in Meds Records, Prescribing

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“GPs may be making medication decisions based on records with an average of 10 discrepancies per person compared to facility records… but where are the pharmacists?”

There is a need for better systems and greater coordination between pharmacists, GPs and nurses to improve medication safety, an expert in health systems and patient safety has told the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

“Errors associated with medication management are the most common complaint arising from residential aged care facilities”, said Professor Johanna Westbrook, Director of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research at Macquarie University.

Read the full article, “Glaring risks in meds records, prescribing”at

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