publication . Thesis . 2008

Establishing an evidence base for medicines use review: the development and evaluation of methodologies to assess the impact of medicines use review in practice

Mohammad, Abdul-Wahid;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2008
  • Country: United Kingdom
The aim of this thesis was to develop and evaluate methodologies to assess the impact of medicines use review (MUR), a new service introduced under the new Community Pharmacy Contract in April 2005.\ud \ud A cohort study utilised a prospective active group of 120 patients recruited from 7 pharmacies across Kent with a retrospective control cohort matched for age, sex, GP practice and number of medicines. The primary outcome measure was a reduction in drug therapy problems (DTPs) with a 64% resolution observed in the active group compared to only 3% in the control group over the six month period of the study. The effect size was significant (p<0.0001) with an abs...
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