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Formative service evaluation of transfer of care service for care home residents after hospital discharge

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Hamde Nazar


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© The Author(s) 2022. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: OBJECTIVES: This study provides a service description and analysis of a pilot across two sites involving pharmacists aiming to support care home residents with their medications post-discharge. METHODS: An interview with the pilot coordinator was undertaken to understand the pilot service. Service data (March 2020-June 2021) were analysed to investigate what was actually delivered to the care home residents. KEY FINDINGS: One hundred eighty-eight inpatients were referred and 132 received the post-discharge service. One hundred three residents received medicines reconciliation and 29 received an additional structured medication review. The latter cohort was significantly more likely to receive medicines and illness-related information and have medicines stopped. CONCLUSIONS: The service facilitates the provision of medicines information and medicines-related interventions. Further evaluation is required to evidence the value of medicines review alongside the medicines reconciliation.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Kandiah J, Nazar H, Wright D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice

Year: 2022

Volume: 30

Issue: 4

Pages: 394-397

Print publication date: 01/08/2022

Online publication date: 02/06/2022

Acceptance date: 06/05/2022

ISSN (print): 0961-7671

ISSN (electronic): 2042-7174

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/ijpp/riac045

PubMed id: 35652522


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