Rohan Elliott

Rohan Elliott

Centre for Medicine Use and Safety
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Phone: 9903 9794
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With an ageing population and increasing complexity of drug therapy, the prevalence of adverse medication events is increasing. Effective strategies to improve medication safety in older people are needed, and pharmacists have much to contribute.

Rohan is a clinician-researcher. He is a senior pharmacist at Austin Health and clinical senior lecturer at Monash University. His area of research is medicine use and safety in older people. Over more than 20 years Rohan has practised and conducted research in hospital, community and residential aged care settings. His research has included developing and evaluating strategies to improve appropriateness of prescribing, simplify complex medication regimens, improve medication management and enhance continuity of medication management during care transitions.

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Elliott RA, Booth J. Problems with medicine use in older people – a review of recent Australian literature. Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research 2014; in press

Elliott RA, Perera D, Mouchaileh N, et al. Impact of an expanded ward pharmacy technician role on service-delivery and workforce outcomes in a subacute aged care service. Journal of Pharmacy Practice & Research 2014; 44: 95-104.

Tan ECK, Stewart K, George J, Elliott RA. Improving osteoporosis management in general practice: a pharmacist-led drug use evaluation program. Drugs and Aging 2014; 31: 703-9.

Tan ECK, Stewart K, Elliott RA, George J. Pharmacist consultations in general practice clinics: the Pharmacists in Practice Study (PIPS). Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2014; 10: 623-32.

Elliott RA, O'Callaghan C, Paul E, George J. Impact of an educational intervention on complexity of medication regimens for older hospital inpatients: a prospective pre- and post-intervention study. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy 2013; 35: 217-24.

Elliott RA. Reducing medication regimen complexity for older patients prior to discharge from hospital: feasibility and barriers. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy & Therapeutics 2012; 37: 637-42.

Elliott RA, Tran T, Taylor, SE, et al. Impact of a pharmacist-prepared interim residential care medication administration chart on gaps in continuity of medication management after discharge from hospital to residential care: a prospective pre- and post-intervention study (MedGap Study)  BMJ Open 2012; 2: e000918. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-000918

Elliott RA, Tran T, Taylor, SE, et al. Gaps in continuity of medication management during the transition from hospital to residential care: an observational study (MedGap Study). Australasian Journal on Ageing 2012; 31: 247-54.

Elliott RA, Martinac G, Campbell S, et al. Pharmacist-led medication review to identify medication-related problems in patients referred to an Aged Care Assessment Team: a randomized comparative study. Drugs and Aging 2012; 29: 593-605.

Elliott RA, Woodward MC. Medication-related problems in patients referred to aged care and memory clinics at a tertiary care hospital. Australasian Journal on Ageing 2011; 30: 124-9.

Tran T, Elliott RA, Taylor SE, Woodward MC. A self-administration of medications program to identify and address potential barriers to adherence in elderly patients. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2011; 45: 201-6.