Sunday, February 23, 2014

AusHealthIT Poll Number 206 – Results – 23rd February, 2014.

Should Pharmacists Be Paid $50 To Conduct Patient Health Checks (More Than Just Medications) and Upload Their Findings To The PCEHR?


For Sure 16% (11)

Probably 3% (2)

Probably Not 16% (11)

No Way 56% (39)

I Have No Idea 10% (7)

Total votes: 70

It seems 72% of readers are pretty sure this is not an area pharmacists should be involved in. Interesting how many had no idea!

Again, many thanks to all those that voted!

David.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The $50 each would be better spent paying for a GP visit. The GP can then review the patient's health and act on any changes ie. discuss symptoms, change medications, request tests or referrals if needed. You don't need a separate item number, just properly pay GP consultations. A pharmacist would have no permission to diagnose and has no GP notes for full history so its $50 for incomplete data which is worse than no data. Having the extra data points for blood pressure, heart rate, glucose, cholesterol etc. might be useful but not worth $50. Pharmacy health checks would be another rort and waste of "tax payers" money.
~~~~ Tim C

Anonymous said...

Another seriously bad idea from the Grasping Guild and its band of merry shopkeepers. Dutton and the razor gang should be taking a close look at the value for money achieved from the vast volumes of cash sprayed around in the Community Pharmacy Agreements