What arethe potential benefits of self-administration of medicines by patients?

  • Nurses have more time for other aspects of patient care and it therefore reduces length of stay.

  • It gives patients more control and allows them to take the medications on time, as well as giving them the opportunity to address any concerns with their medication before they are discharged home.

  • Reduces the risk of medication errors, because patients are in charge of their own medication.

  • Creates more space in the treatment room, so there are fewer medication errors