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Impact of pharmacist-led multidisciplinary medication review on the safety and medication cost of the elderly people living in a nursing home: a before-after study.

Leguelinel-Blache G, Castelli C, Rolain J, et al. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res. 2020.

The value of medication reviews in reducing adverse drug events (ADEs) is now generally accepted although robust evidence of cost or clinical effectiveness of such reviews is lacking. For this pilot study of patients in a French nursing home, ADE risk scores were calculated before and six months after a pharmacist-led multidisciplinary review of each patient’s medications. Significant drops in ADE risk scores, as well as reductions in the number of patients taking at least one potentially inappropriate medication and substantial cost savings for the nursing home, are reported in this preliminary assessment.