Friday, September 09, 2005

APAC - Guiding Principles to Achieve Continuity in Medication Management

Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council
July 2005

Evidence from research into medication safety indicates that significant patient harm and sub-optimal use of medicines frequently result from the discontinuity that occurs when consumers move between different health care settings and health care providers. There is also good evidence that continuity in medication management can improve with a systems approach.

These Guiding Principles have been developed to address this problem by achieving the continuity of quality use of medicines in medication management as consumers move from one episode of health care to another.

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