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Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system.

Turner, N.; Cunningham, Scott

Authors

N. Turner

Scott Cunningham



Abstract

Prescription for Excellence is a programme that maps the future of pharmacy in Scotland, highlighting the importance of access to clinical pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacy resources are limited and pharmaceutical care cannot be provided to all patients every day. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde clinical pharmacy service has implemented a 'triage' system, to highlight and prioritise patients in delivering pharmaceutical care. It categorises patients as either 'red' (high priority), 'amber' (moderate priority) or 'green' (low priority). Once patients are categorised as 'green', they will not be reviewed by a clinical pharmacist again until discharge. Though in development, there were no agreed criteria for ongoing clinical pharmacy review of these patients.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Oct 28, 2015
Publication Date Oct 30, 2015
Institution Citation TURNER, N. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2015. Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system. Presented at the 44th European symposium on clinical pharmacy (ESCP) International symposium on clinical pharmacy medicines information: making better decisions, 28-30 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.
Keywords Prescription for excellence; Clinical pharmacy services; Scotland; Triage system
Publisher URL http://www.escpweb.org

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