People at home usually administer medication to themselves. With appropriate checks and controls, it is logical for some hospital inpatients to have custody of, and administer their own medicines. Self-administration encourages patients to take responsibility for their medication, thereby improving concordance on discharge and reducing wastage.
A scheme will be implemented where patients are assessed for their ability to manage their medication. A programme of supervision and education can then be assigned to them, to prepare them for the home situation.
|Compiled by:||Baljinder Ahitan|
|Ratified by:||Drugs and Therapeutics Committee|
|Date Ratified:||March 2018|
|Date Issued:||July 2018|
|Review Date:||March 2020|
|Contact name:||Lisa Jackson|