Sociocultural risk factors for medication usage in the home:perspectives of individuals of non-English speaking backgrounds,carers & service providers

Grant number: LP0455401 | Funding period: 2007 - 2011



This project will examine the sociocultural risk factors and service needs involving medication use in people of non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB). The aims are to develop and evaluate a risk assessment tool for use in different health care settings, to test the tool's ability to predict future presentations to the emergency department for adverse medication events, and to develop best practice guidelines. The Industry Partner, St. Vincent's Health, is extremely committed to incorporating the innovative initiatives of the project into the current programs of the organisation to further improve health, sociocultural and economic outcomes for people of NESB.