RAPID RESPONSE FROM BMJ.COMBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7496.E347 (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:E347
- Joel W Hay, associate professor
- Department of Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, CA
Following is an edited excerpt from one of the Rapid Responses generated by this article, all of which can be read in their entirety at bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/330/7486/293#94490.
The Holland et al findings that pharmacist medication reviews for home-dwelling patients are associated with a 30% increase in emergency hospitalizations and a greater reduction in global health score (as measured on a visual analog scale) is paradoxical, counterintuitive, and inconsistent …