Research article by UQ School of Pharmacy researchers recognised in top 10 of 2021

4 February 2022

UQ School of Pharmacy researchers are among authors of an article recognised by The Medical Journal of Australia as one of the top 10 for 2021. 

Associate Professor Chris Freeman, Professor Ian CoombesAssociate Professor Neil Cottrell and Dr Holly Foot were authors on the research article: Reducing Medical Admissions and Presentations Into Hospital through Optimising Medicines (REMAIN HOME): a stepped wedge, cluster randomised controlled trial.  

It aimed to investigate whether integrating pharmacists into general practices reduces the number of unplanned re‐admissions of patients recently discharged from hospital. 

The research concluded that a collaborative pharmacist‒GP model of post‐hospital discharge medicines management can reduce the incidence of hospital re‐admissions and ED presentations, achieving substantial cost savings to the health system. 

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