Rural and remote health would benefit from the more effective integration of pharmacy services into health care delivery. Examples of this have been demonstrated for example through:
- telepharmacy trial on hospital discharge in Atherton
- mechanisms to get pharmacists working with Aboriginal Health Services to increase medication knowledge and compliance. There are various funding models currently available to support this depending on local circumstances.
Cost savings and health benefits of these interventions have quickly become apparent when utilised.
WHO - NRHA
WHAT - Collate evidence and models into working resource document for health services to access and use in planning.
WHEN - When it can be done, but the evidence is there.
From Session C4 Medicines in Primary Care