Written medicine information in Australia, answer to the letter to the editor
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To the Editor:
Thank you for the opportunity to answer to Dr Aslani’s comments on our publication about the provision of medicines information in Australian community pharmacies .
Dr Aslani’s first main concern was the lack of comparison of our findings with the results of other studies that examined the provision of Consumer Medicines Information (CMI). We do not understand this comment. The first part of our discussion compared our results with figures reported in the two previous large Australian consumer surveys: the 2003–2004 Quality Care Pharmacy Program Project (QCPP) survey  and the Brenton et al. 2003–2004 surveys  that evaluated the Medicines Information for Consumers (MIC) Program that had been set up to improve the distribution of CMIs. Both of these studies reported slightly higher CMI provision rates than in our study but still in the low range. The 1998 Aslani reference in the Australian Pharmacist  provided indeed additional figures on the provision of CMI...
KeywordsCommunity Pharmacy Community Pharmacist Prescription Medicine Medicine Information Exit Survey
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