Health economic evaluation of the Lund Integrated Medicines Management Model (LIMM) in elderly patients admitted to hospital

Ghatnekar O, Bondesson O, Persson U and Eriksson T

The LIMM (Lund Integrated Medicines Management) model, is a systematic approach to individualise and optimise drug treatment in elderly patients admitted to hospital. It starts at admission, continue during hospital stay and ends with a summary written for the patient and communicated with the patient, the primary and/or community care at discharge. The LIMM model involves systematic activities based on structured and evidence-based tools for Medication Review, including Medication Reconciliation. Clinical pharmacists work in a multiprofessional team, in close collaboration with ward physicians, nurses, carers and paramedics.

The aim of this study was to develop a health economic model to study the cost-utility of the LIMM model, that is, taking into account the health-related quality of life aspects.

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BMJ Open 2013;3:e001563
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001563