Medication history

Quick reference guide 

An accurate medication history provides a foundation for assessing the appropriateness of a patient’s current therapy and directing future treatment choices. It can prevent medication errors and during the process of obtaining a history other pharmaceutical issues such as poor or non-adherence can be identified. It is important, as part of your clinical role as pharmacists, that the medication histories you undertake are accurate to ensure patients’ current and future therapy is safe and effective.

This guidance is for pharmacists. It provides advice on the areas pharmacists should enquire about when undertaking a medication history.

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