In reply: A Quality Use of Medicines program for continuity of care in therapeutics from hospital to community

Karen I Kaye, Andrea Mant, Linda Kehoe and Wendy C Rotem
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (6): .
Published online: 17 March 2003

In reply: Gelb points out that clinical pharmacists can, and in some cases do, provide useful communication to general practitioners following hospitalisation, as well as for their patients in aged care facilities. Regrettably, clinical pharmacists are in short supply, even in teaching hospitals; thus, in practice, their expertise often cannot be fully utilised.1 Attention to this shortage is clearly warranted to safeguard patient care.

  • Karen I Kaye
  • Andrea Mant
  • Linda Kehoe
  • Wendy C Rotem



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