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Expanded Roles for Pharmacists in Medication Management for Surgical Inpatients

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posted on 2021-12-13, 05:46 authored by TIM TRAN
The medication management of surgical inpatients is complex. Medication errors and subsequent adverse drug events are common, and there are concerns about suboptimal and extended opioid use following surgery. This thesis examines expanded roles for pharmacists through assisting hospital medical officers with the prescribing of admission and discharge medications to reduce medication errors, reduce delays in the administration of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis, improve hospital discharge times and lower opioid discharge quantities.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Rohan Andrew Elliott

Additional supervisor 1

Johnson George

Additional supervisor 2

Simone Taylor

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences