What is a Home Medicines Review (HMR)?
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.
A 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 a HMR initiated. Your accredited pharmacist then 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 a 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 an accredited pharmacist in conjunction with your treating doctor.
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