Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
In 2019, we highlighted the important role that community pharmacies can play in supporting patients with their medicines on discharge from hospital.1 Recent publications have provided a helpful reminder that there is a high rate of medication error or discrepancy after discharge,2 that older people experience considerable difficulties managing their post-discharge medicines,3 and that community pharmacy post-discharge care schemes are considered to offer benefits to patients and the wider healthcare system.4 Earlier this year, a funded community pharmacy discharge medicines service (DMS) was introduced in England, allowing hospital staff to refer patients who would benefit from extra guidance around their medicines regimen for support from a community pharmacy.5 For this …
Competing interests None declared. Refer to the online supplementary files to view the ICMJE form(s).
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.