The MUR involved the pharmacist reviewing the patient’s use of their medication, ensuring they understood how their medicines should be used and why they have been prescribed, identifying any problems and then, where necessary, providing feedback to the prescriber.
This purpose is to be achieved through the following 4 ways:
To establish the patient’s actual use, understanding about and experience of taking his or her medications.
To identify, discuss, and resolve poor or ineffective use of medicines by the patient.
To identify side effects and drug interactions that may affect patient compliance.
To improve the clinical and cost-effectiveness of prescribed medicines, thereby reducing the wastage of such drugs