• Study
  • Published February 2019

The effect of a residential care pharmacist on medication administration practices in aged care: a controlled trial.

Medication errors are a common cause of preventable harm in long-term care. In this controlled pilot study, a pharmacist embedded in a long-term care facility was able to identify and intervene on potential medication problems, primarily by preventing inappropriate dosage form modification (i.e., crushing tablets or opening capsules to facilitate drug administration).

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