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For General Practitioners

Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR)

A Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR) is a way for you to use the knowledge and skills of a qualified and trained accredited clinical pharmacist to review your patient’s medications to ensure medicines are being used effectively whilst avoiding any unwanted side effects or harm.

An RMMR is available to everyone at the time they move into a residential Aged Care Home or if they are at risk of medication related harm.

Up to two follow up reviews can be conducted for your patients within 9 months of the initial review where this is deemed clinically appropriate.

Also check out our information on: MBS Billing Advice for GPs, Consumer Flyer: RMMRsAged Care Providers Flyer: RMMRs and RMMR and HMR Program Changes.

Who needs an an RMMR?

RMMR services are appropriate when the patient might be at risk of harm. Examples can include:

Medicines don’t appear to be having the desired effect.

Medicines don’t appear to be having the desired effect.

Change in medical condition or abilities (including falls, cognition, physical function).

Change in medical condition or abilities (including falls, cognition, physical function).

Taking high-risk medications (e.g. opioids, psychotropics, insulin, anticoagulants, antibiotics, NSAIDs).

Taking high-risk medications (e.g. opioids, psychotropics, insulin, anticoagulants, antibiotics, NSAIDs).

Experiencing symptoms that might be due to a drug reaction (e.g. dizziness, difficulty swallowing, swelling, rash, body aches).

Experiencing symptoms that might be due to a drug reaction (e.g. dizziness, difficulty swallowing, swelling, rash, body aches).

Recent discharge from hospital after an unplanned admission.

Recent discharge from hospital after an unplanned admission.

Significant change to your patient's medications.

Significant change to your patient's medications.

Difficulty in taking medication.

Difficulty in taking medication.

Newly joined an aged care home so there’s a new care team looking after your patient.

Newly joined an aged care home so there’s a new care team looking after your patient.

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Keeping Martha Safe
Keeping Martha Safe

Keeping Martha Safe

"The addition of a new drug produced a rare debilitating and possibly deadly side-effect that was only identified during an RMMR."

Martha, living in aged care
Read Martha's Story

RMMR Key Stages

There are three key stages within a Residential Medication Management Review that ensures the best results.

How do I refer a patient for RMMR?

Download the GP referral form above or discuss the benefits of RMMR with your patient's Aged Care Facility.

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

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