Prevalence of emergency department visits that potentially could be managed by pharmacists – Update 2023
Project ID: 2023-008/2024 0950 060 001
Project Title: Prevalence of emergency department visits that potentially could be managed by pharmacists – Update 2023
Type of Response: Rapid response
Knowledge User: Ontario College of Pharmacists
ICES Scientists: Michael Paterson, Mina Tadrous
Summary: Data from a previous AHRQ showed close to eight million emergency department visits in 2018 for conditions that are otherwise self-limiting and could be managed in a primary care setting. These data provided a foundation for decision making for minor ailment prescribing by community pharmacists. We now wish to explore expansion of this authority to other ailments.