Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement Evaluation Reports
The reports on the evaluations of programs under the Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement.
As part of the Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement a number of professional programs and services were delivered.
Evaluations of programs and the Professional Programs and Services Advisory Committee were completed and the reports are available below:
Professional Programs and Services Advisory Committee
Quality Care Pharmacy Program
Joint review of Dose Administration Aids Program and Patient Medication Profiles
Diabetes Pilot Program
Asthma Pilot Program (Stage 1)
Residential Medication Management Review Program
Medication Review Accreditation Incentives
Joint review of Rural Programs - Rural Pharmacy Workforce Program, Rural Pre-Registration Allowance and Rural Pharmacy Maintenance, Start-Up and Succession Allowances
Joint Review Indigenous Programs - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Assistant Traineeship Scheme, and Section 100 Support Allowances
The Quality Use of Medicines Maximised for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (QUMAX) Program Evaluation
The Quality Use of Medicines Maximised for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (QUMAX) Program began as a two year trial commencing in 2008 under the Fourth Community Pharmacy Agreement and was subsequently extended for a transitional year. The QUMAX Program focussed on trialling a number of activities to address the known barriers to accessing PBS medicines in non-remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The results of the QUMAX evaluation indicate that the program has been successful in:
- achieving key program objectives of improving access to PBS medicines, and supporting medication compliance and quality use of medicines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in rural and urban areas of Australia; and
- trialling a number of activities to address barriers to accessing PBS medicines in non-remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
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