4%) had completed over 100 each. The rate of DMRs across the country was 13.7 per 1000 in-patient discharges and was similar country wide. Only 2740 (19%) DMRs had no discrepancies between the discharge advice information and the first prescription written
by the GP. The range of discrepancies identified by pharmacists per DMR ranged between 0–18; the overall rate of discrepancies was 1.3 per DMR, a rate similar across different Health Boards. The main discrepancies (52%) were medicines discontinued or restarted after discharge. A possible limitation of the study is the quality of the data inputted into NECAF. Despite this, the number of patients with a discrepancy on the first prescription was 81% which is within the range reported in the literature1 (14–87%). Whilst the literature reports a rate of 3 discrepancies per patient1, our study’s overall rate was 1.3 discrepancies per DMR. Over half the selleck kinase inhibitor discrepancies were related to medicines discontinued or restarted after discharge, again similar to the literature.1 Whilst number of DMRs completed by independent pharmacies reflect pharmacy ownership type (31% vs. 32%), other types of pharmacies display different patterns of adoption and provision of the DMR service; this has also been reported for the MUR scheme.2 Further work is required
to identify the reasons for the variation in service provision find more and uptake by pharmacies and pharmacists. 1. Blenkinsopp A. Literature Review. In:Alam MF, Blenkinsopp A, Cohen D, Davies P, Hodson K et al. Evaluation of the Discharge Medicines Review Service. [Report submitted to Community Pharmacy Wales]. Wales: Universities of Cardiff, Bradford and South Wales, 2014 2. Blenkinsopp A, Celino G, Bond C, Inch J, Gray N. Medicines use review: adoption and spread of a new service innovation. International Journal 4-Aminobutyrate aminotransferase of Pharmacy Practice 2008; 16(4): 271–276 M. J. Boyda, R. A. Elliotta, N. Barberb, R. Mehtac, J. Waringd, A. Chutere, A. J. Averyf, N.-E. Salemaa, J. Daviesg, C. Craiga, L. Tanajewskia, A. Latifa, D. Watmougha aDivision for Social
Research in Medicines and Health, The School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, bThe Health Foundation, London, UK, cTrent Research Design Service, Division of Primary Care, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, dCentre for Health Innovation, Leadership & Learning, Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, ePatient Representative, Haywards Heath, UK, fDivision of Primary Care, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham,, Nottingham, UK, gThe Company Chemists’ Association Ltd, London, UK This study investigated the effect of the New Medicine Service (NMS) on medicine adherence Five hundred four patients were recruited across 46 pharmacies and randomly allocated to receive the NMS or current practice. Significant effect of NMS on patient adherence was shown: at week 10, odds ratio was 1.81 (95% CI: 1.07, 3.05, p = 0.