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Highlights

  • Inappropriate polypharmacy is being addressed through implementation of evidence-based primary care programs for medication reconciliation and review, by using standardised templates, ensuring multidisciplinary collaboration to reduce risk of fragmented care, and using well-defined eligibility criteria targeting patients with greatest clinical need to ensure appropriate frequency of review
  • Harm from high-risk medicines is being reduced by increasing early-career prescriber competency and expanding cost-effective pharmacist-led stewardship programs for high-risk medicines in hospitals
  • Medication safety at transitions of care is being improved, with a focus on a discharge summary for all clinical handovers, the provision of a shared medicines list, and improved use of the My Health Record system.