Show Me the Studies! Research that supports the Value of a Pharmacist
This website is intended to augment discussions and initiatives to involve pharmacsit into patient care teams.
Community-dwelling frail elderly have an increased need for effective medication management to reside in their homes and delay or avoid admission to nursing homes. The patients in this study were Medicaid patients. View the full study here.
Health Affairs Article: In Connecticut Improving Patient Medication Management In Primary Care
Health Affairs is a magazine read by many legislators, and the content of this article may resonate better with legilators and policy makers. This article shows the clinical economic outcomes of a CMS model project in Connecticut. To read the abstract and view the full publications visit here.
This project began in 1996 by the self-insured City of Asheville to provide education and personal care to employees with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, hypertenstion and high cholesterol. After empolyees received intensive education they were teamed up with a community pharmacist to make sure they were using their medications correctly. The peer reviewed studies that were published, as a result of this project, show the short and long-term clinical and economic outcomes of pharmacist care of patients with hypertension, dyslipidemia, asthma, and diabetes. All the Asheville studies can be found on the Asheville Project Site.