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Waste Medicines: The influence of repeat prescription ordering by patients

  • At: 2012 FIP Congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: WOOD, Kay (Aston University, Pharmacy Practice Group, Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • Co-author(s): Sitch, T.J. (Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom)
    Riley, A.G. (South East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Consortium, Tamworth, United Kingdom)
    Goldstein, R. (South East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Consortium, Tamworth, United Kingdom)
  • Abstract:

    Background
    In the UK, it is estimated that about £200 million of prescription medicines are wasted in primary care (excluding care homes) each year, of which 50% if potentially avoidable.1
    The aim of this study was to investigate how patients order their medicines, what proportion of dispensed repeat items were needed, and how both may influence

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Last update 4 October 2019

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