Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system.
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TURNER, N. and CUNNINGHAM, S. 2015. Green, amber, red: a study of the changing status of low priority 'green' patients in a clinical pharmacy patient 'triage' system. Presented at the 44th ESCP international symposium on clinical pharmacy medicines information: making better decisions, 28 - 30 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal.
‘Prescription for Excellence’ maps the future of pharmacy in Scotland highlighting the importance of access to clinical pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacy resources are limited and pharmaceutical care cannot be provided to all patients every day. NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde clinical pharmacy service has implemented a ‘triage’ system to highlight and prioritise patients to receive pharmaceutical care. It categorises patients as ‘red’ (high priority), ‘amber’ (moderate priority) or ‘green’ (low priority). Once patients are categorised as ‘green’ they will not be reviewed by a clinical pharmacist again until discharge. Though in development, there were no agreed criteria for ongoing clinical pharmacy review of these patients.