Journal article

Stakeholder perspectives on pharmacist involvement in a memory clinic to review patients' medication management and assist with deprescribing

Amanda J Cross, Vivien J Le, Johnson George, Michael C Woodward, Rohan A Elliott

RESEARCH IN SOCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE PHARMACY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Memory clinics usually involve a team of health professionals who assess and review people with memory impairment. Memory clinic patients are typically older, have multiple comorbidities and potentially inappropriate polypharmacy. Pharmacists are not typically part of memory clinic teams. OBJECTIVE: To explore stakeholder perspectives on pharmacist involvement in a memory clinic to conduct medication reviews and assist with deprescribing potentially inappropriate/unnecessary medications. METHODS: Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of stakeholder perspectives within a deprescribing feasibility study. Patient/carer questionnaires were administered at 6-month follow-up. Fax-bac..

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