Medication reviews reducing hospital re-admissions

| 16 Nov 2016

A study by Monash Health has found that pharmacist-led medication reviews can reduce hospital re-admissions in older Australians by up to 25 per cent. It has been estimated that the prescription of potentially inappropriate medications for older Australians is costing the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme between $240 and $450 million each year.

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Sophia Bolden

Communications Manager

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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