Linked to EAHP Statements
Section 4 - Clinical Pharmacy Services: Statements 4.6, 4.8
ACPE UAN: 0475-0000-22-xxx-xxx-x. xxxx.
Medication review is defined as a structured evaluation of patient´s medicines with the aim of optimising medicine use, minimising the number of medication related problems, reducing waste and improving health outcomes. Appropriate medicine use optimisation requires an individualised and patient-centered approach which takes patient´s preferences and experiences into account, and actively includes patients into decision making. Involving patients in deciding about their own therapy can lead to more positive outcomes, including better adherence to therapeutic regimen, increased medication safety, more educated lifestyle choices and better-informed persons. Collaborative care of clinicians and patients offers an optimal combination of an evidence-based and patient-centered approach. What is important to the clinician does not necessarily mean it will be important to the patient and vice versa. Many tools such as deprescribing, STOP/START, Medstopper, Beers criteria etc… can be applied in the process of patient-centered medicine optimisation.
Patient-centered medication review offers a promising improvement in healthcare and implementation into daily clinical practice should be considered including pharmacists´ consultations.
After the workshop, participants should be able to:
- Define the benefits of patient-centered medication review
- Identify the essential components for patient-centered medication review process
- List tools which can be applied in the process of medicine optimisation.
Educational need addressed
Hospital pharmacists own an expertise in medication management and daily contact with patients place them in a valuable position in providing pharmaceutical care for patients. It´s important that patient-centered medication review is also adopted by pharmacists to maximize the benefits of pharmaceutical care.
Keywords: Patient-centered, medication review, patient´s needs, shared decision making, tools pharmaceutical care, benefits