Glossary of Terms
|Accredited pharmacist||A pharmacist accredited to undertake medication management reviews for individuals in community or aged care settings.|
|Adherence assessment||Assessing the extent to which a person’s medication-taking behaviour corresponds with agreed recommendations from a health care provider. Assessment can include subjective patient ratings, use of scoring tools, monitoring of therapeutic effect, and review of medication usage.|
|Discharge Medication Record (DMR)||A medication list which is provided to patients on discharge. Includes current medicines (including dosing regimens, indications, and any changes to medication during admission), recently ceased medicines, and allergies/adverse drug reactions.|
A collection of information about events during care by a provider or organisation. It is a document produced during a patient's stay in hospital, as either an admitted or non-admitted patient, and issued when or after a patient leaves the care of the hospital.
|Dose administration aid|
A tamper-evident, well-sealed device or packaging system that allows organisation of doses of medicine according to the time of administration.
|General Practice Pharmacist|
A pharmacist who delivers professional services from or within a general practice medical centre with a coordinated, collaborative, and integrated approach with an overall goal to improve the quality use of medicines of the practice population.
|Home Medicines Review (HMR)||An Australian Government-funded collaborative medication review service involving the patient, an accredited pharmacist, and a medical practitioner.|
|LACE Index||A validated tool used to predict a patient’s risk of readmission to hospital.|
|Medication reconciliation||A formal process of obtaining and verifying a complete and accurate list of a patient’s current medicines, matching the medicines the patient should be prescribed with those they are actually prescribed.9|
|MedsCheck||A medication review service provided under the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement. It is undertaken in a community pharmacy by a registered pharmacist and includes medication reconciliation, consultation, and development of an action plan.|
|Patient||A person who uses, or is a potential user of, health services.|
|Post-discharge Medication Management Plan||A continuing plan for the use and management of medicines developed in collaboration with the patient during the post-discharge follow up appointment. The plan is communicated to the patient’s nominated GP and community pharmacist.|
 The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. National guidelines for on-screen presentation of discharge summaries. Sydney: ACSQHC;2017.
 The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. Professional Practice Standards version 5. Deakin West, PSA,2017.
 The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. Guidelines for General Practice Pharmacists. Deakin West, PSA;2019.