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Research in Quality Use of Medicines explores issues relating to health care from the perspectives of pharmacists, other health professionals and consumers.  

Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, drawn from the social sciences and epidemiology, our research is responsive to the needs of the pharmacy profession and the overall health care system. 

Key themes from the perspective of pharmacists include:

  • the extension of health professionals roles (for example prescribing rights)
  • the development and implementation of chronic disease management
  • health-related interventions
  • medication management and
  • prescribing trends

Key themes from the consumer’s perspective include:

  • medicines purchasing and usage behaviour
  • medicines safety surveillance
  • scheduling of medicines
  • health literacy and
  • improving the consumer role in health management.