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Projekt Polymedication Check (NCT01739816)
Third-party funded project
Project title Projekt Polymedication Check (NCT01739816)
Principal Investigator(s) Hersberger, Kurt
Co-Investigator(s) Messerli, Markus
Vriends, Noortje
Project Members Zeller, Andreas
Arnet, Isabelle
Organisation / Research unit Departement Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften / Pharmaceutical Care (Hersberger)
Project start 01.04.2011
Probable end 31.12.2013
Status Completed

Since October 2010, Swiss community pharmacies can offer a ‘Polymedication Check’ (PMC) to patients on ≥4 prescribed drugs taken over ≥3 months. The check is focused on adherence problems Costs are reimbursed by the health insurance. This new cognitive service conforms to the ‚Medicines Use Review‘ (MUR) designed by the NHS and can be classified as intermediate medication review,


  • To evaluate first experiences shortly after implementation, missed pharmaceutical care issues and barriers to implementation on pharmacist’s level  as well as patient’s  acceptance through qualitative and descriptive studies
  • To evaluate the impact of PMC in Swiss primary Care and to evaluate economic, clinical and humanistic outcomes in a subsequent RCT.
Keywords Pharmaceutical Care, Medication Review, Primary Care
Financed by Private Sector / Industry
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Cooperations ()

  ID Kreditinhaber Kooperationspartner Institution Laufzeit - von Laufzeit - bis
458104  Arnet, Isabelle; Hersberger, Kurt  Bugnon, Olivier, Prof.  Pharmacie de la Policlinique Médicale Universitaire, Lausanne  01.01.2009  30.12.2014 

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