MURs (Medicine Use Reviews)


The underlying purpose of an MUR service is, with the patient’s agreement, to improve the patient’s knowledge and use of medication. In particular, this should aim to:

  • Establish patients’ actual use, understanding and experience of taking medicine
  • Identify, discuss and resolve poor or ineffective use of medicines by the patient
  • Identify side effects or drug interactions that may affect the patient’s compliance with how the health care professional would like them to use the medicine; and
  • Improve the clinical and cost effectiveness of medicines prescribed to patients and thereby reduce medicine wastage.

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