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Dr W Denneboom, Centre for Quality of Care Research, Nijmegen, the Netherlands; firstname.lastname@example.org
cluster randomised controlled trial.
unclear if blinded.*
28 pharmacies and several general practices in the Netherlands.
738 patients ⩾75 years of age (mean age 81 y, 62% women) receiving polypharmacy (>5 drugs). Exclusion criteria included terminal illness and residence in a home for older people.
15 pharmacies were allocated to treatment review by case conferences (CCs) between pharmacists and general practitioners (GPs) on recommendations and concerns about the pharmacotherapy and derivation of a care plan for patients, which was followed up by the pharmacist at 3 months (40 GPs, n = 387). 13 pharmacies were allocated to treatment review by written feedback (WF) from pharmacists to GPs and no …
Source of funding: Royal Association for the Advancement of Pharmacy (KNMP).