Shafeekh Ali PT1, Ambed Mishra1,2,  Shilpa Palaksha*1,  Ramesh Adepu1, BR Nataraj3,   Bhanu Kumar M4


1Department of Pharmacy Practice, JSS College of Pharmacy, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara (JSS) Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore-15, Karnataka, India.

2Department of Pharmacy Practice, Farooqia College of Pharmacy, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Mysore-21, Karnataka, India.

3General Physician, Mamatha Clinic, Saraswathipuram, Mysore – 570009, Karnataka, India

4Department of General Medicine, JSS Medical College, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara (JSS) Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore-15, Karnataka, India.


Home Medicines Review (HMR) is a community-based collaborative service provided by General practitioners (GPs) and trained Pharmacists for demonstrating effectiveness in detecting, resolving and preventing the Drug Related Problems (DRPs) and counseling the patients, which helps in improving outcomes like their medication adherence and the overall health-related quality of life. HMR is a well-recognized and encouraged service by the Australian government and there are ‘Accredited Pharmacists’ (trained pharmacists in Australia) who provide the service, but it is a new concept in the developing countries including India. A comprehensive search for articles of HMR was done using PubMed and Google Scholar for studies performed up to the year 2016 using the keywords “collaborative” and “Home Medicines Review” through January, 2017. All the relevant papers were identified that directly discussed about HMR. This review discusses the importance of having a HMR and focuses on the implementation with the proposed plan and recommendations. It also summarizes HMR as an emerged tool worldwide to improve rational use of medicines, minimization of cost and improvement of health-care outcomes such as patient’s medication adherence behavior and health related quality of life, mainly in the elderly.
Keywords:  Home Medicines Review, Collaborative Health Service, Pharmacist, General Practitioner.
*Corresponding Author: shilpapalaksha@jssuni.edu.in

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Ali PTS, Mishra A,  Palaksha S,  Adepu R,  Nataraj BR,   Kumar MB. Home Medicines Review (HMR) Service, The International Journal of Therapeutics  2018; 1(1):8-20.

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