NOvember 2019 Volume 6 Issue 11

Message from the CEO

The Aged Care Royal Commission continues to highlight neglect of older Australians. As part of the Royal Commission’s Interim Report federal and state health ministers have made medicine safety a national priority.

This is a welcome focus for many, including Country SA PHN and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). The PSA shone a spotlight on the problem in their January 2019 report Medicine Safety: Take Care. It showed 98% of aged care residents have at least one medication-related problem and over half are exposed to at least one potentially inappropriate medicine.

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