Assisting Aboriginal patients with medication management

Larkin, Cathy, and Murray, Richard (2005) Assisting Aboriginal patients with medication management. Australian Prescribing, 28 (5). pp. 123-125.

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Abstract

he burden of acute and chronic disease in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is well documented. Medicines are important for treatment and prophylaxis, but there are many factors which continue to impede medication management in Aboriginal populations. These include access and financial barriers, the nature of the therapeutic regimen and cultural, socioeconomic and geographic factors. The patient-clinician interaction and the organisational aspects of healthcare practices also have an impact. Solutions may include the selection of appropriate formulations, simple dose regimens, tailored use of medication aids, local formularies and a greater role for Aboriginal health workers.

Item ID: 10368
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0312-8008
Keywords: compliance; drug utilisation
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2010 03:38
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 80%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1115 Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences > 111501 Basic Pharmacology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920303 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health System Performance (incl. Effectiveness of Interventions) @ 100%
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