A community nurse referral system for HMRs: Can it work?

Kyle, G. and Nissen, L. M. (2006) A community nurse referral system for HMRs: Can it work?. Australian Pharmacist, 25 4: 326-331.

Author Kyle, G.
Nissen, L. M.
Title A community nurse referral system for HMRs: Can it work?
Journal name Australian Pharmacist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0728-4632
Publication date 2006
Volume 25
Issue 4
Start page 326
End page 331
Total pages 6
Editor J. Wissman
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
321214 Health and Community Services
730307 Health policy evaluation
1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Abstract The HMR model contains a mechanism whereby anyone who is concerned about the risk of medication misadventure can request a HMR from the patient's GP. Since nurses are widely involved in a range of triage and gatekeeping roles, utilising their primary care skills to identify patients for a HMR is a logical extension of this role. Furthermore, community nurses visit their clients in the home situation and see many difficulties the client may be experiencing at first hand. They are therefore well placed to request specialist assistance for the client. Blue Care in Brisbane, a community nursing service, approached its local Division of General practice to determine how best to request HMRs for its clients. The Division contacted The University of Queensland which initiated this study to engage the health care team to tailor the established HMR request process to the needs of community nurses and test the system developed. (non-author abstract)
Q-Index Code C1

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