The hospital LIMM-based clinical pharmacy service improves the quality of the patient medication process and saves time

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Abstract

Objective:
The Lund Integrated Medicines Management (LIMM) model improves the patient medication process and reduces primary care contact and rehospitalisation. The objective was to evaluate the quality of medication management activities and the time spent on these activities using the LIMM model in hospital and primary care.

Methods:
Questionnaires were distributed to physicians and nurses in hospitals, with and without the LIMM model, and in primary care. A
time study of the activities of clinical pharmacists was also performed.

Results:
Responses were received from 67 physicians and nurses working in hospitals and 210 in primary care. The respondents thought that the quality of medication management would be much improved using the LIMM model. The model was associated with total median time savings by nurses and physicians of at least 1 h per patient, while the clinical pharmacist spent only 1 h with each patient.

Conclusion:
The LIMM model reduced the total time required for each patient by at least 1 h and improved the quality of the process.

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Författare
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Farmaceutisk vetenskap
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)375-377
TidskriftEuropean Journal of Hospital Pharmacy: Science and Practice
Volym19
Utgåva nummer4
StatusPublished - 2012
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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