A study by Monash Health has found that pharmacist-led medication reviews can reduce hospital re-admissions in older Australians by up to 25 per cent. It has been estimated that the prescription of potentially inappropriate medications for older Australians is costing the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme between $240 and $450 million each year.
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