‘An innovative approach to integrated medicines management’, Claire Scullin PhD, Michael G. Scott PhD, Anita Hogg BSc and James C. McElnay PhD. In: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice ISSN 1356-1294. Accepted: 19 April 2006

Abstract: To determine whether an increased input by clinical pharmacists at each stage of the patient’s hospital journey, from admission through discharge, resulted in an enhanced level of patient care as measured by a number of clinical and economic outcomes.

Conclusion: The IMM service proved very effective and can be used as a template to support the implementation of comprehensive pharmaceutical care as a routine service across Northern Ireland and beyond.

JECP April 2006 An innovative approach to integrated medicines management