Department of Health

Pharmaceutical Reforms in Victoria's Public Hospitals: Impact on Patients and Providers - Final report

For a number of years there has been criticism of how medicines are provided to patients that are moving between a hospital and community setting. Prior to the 1990s it was not uncommon for a patient discharged after an acute episode to receive up to a month's supply of medications, enough to support the patient until the next review by their GP or outpatient clinic, or to complete the course of treatment.


Research and reports
Date published
20 Jun 2011
119 pages
Department of Health & Human Services
Update frequency
Available format

Reviewed 21 June 2011

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