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Help your patients remain independent.
Help your patients remain independent.
Help your patients remain independent.

Help your patients remain independent.

For General Practitioners

Home Medicines Reviews

A Home Medicines Review (HMR) is a way for you to use the knowledge and skills of a qualified and trained accredited clinical pharmacist to review your patients medications to ensure medicines are being used effectively whilst avoiding any unwanted side effects or harm.

An HMR is available to anyone living independently that are at risk of experiencing medication misadventure. An HMR is free for Australian residents that have a current Medicare or Department of Veteran’s Affairs card. The Australian Government will fund one Home Medicines Review every two years or on request from yourself following a clinical incident such as a fall or hospital visit.

Who needs a Home Medicines Review?

HMR services can be of benefit to patients who are:

Regularly taking 5 or more medications.

Regularly taking 5 or more medications.

Taking over 12 daily doses of medications.

Taking over 12 daily doses of medications.

Experiencing significant changes to their medication regimen.

Experiencing significant changes to their medication regimen.

Experiencing symptoms suggestive of an adverse drug reaction.

Experiencing symptoms suggestive of an adverse drug reaction.

Taking medication with a narrow therapeutic index or requires therapeutic monitoring.

Taking medication with a narrow therapeutic index or requires therapeutic monitoring.

Having difficulty managing their own medications due to low level literacy and language skills or impaired sight.

Having difficulty managing their own medications due to low level literacy and language skills or impaired sight.

Attending a number of different doctors including specialists.

Attending a number of different doctors including specialists.

Recently discharged from hospital.

Recently discharged from hospital.

Key stages of a Home Medicines Review

There are four key stages within a Home Medicines Review that ensures the best results.

How do I refer a patient for Home Medicines Review?

Download the GP referral form above and discuss the benefits of HMR with your patient.

Ward MM can support you in the process if required. Just get in touch.

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