Pharmacist Interventions in the Medication Management Process by Robin Kinnear, UCSD PharmD Student

August 24, 2009
DOI: 10.4016/12376.01
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Conference:
UCSD School of Medicine and School of Pharmacy
Abstract:
PURPOSE: The objectives of the proposed research were to 1) describe the pharmacist and practice demographics of a newly formed practice-based research network, and 2) document the frequency and type of interventions made by pharmacists during the medication management process.
Key findings:
Pharmacist interventions to ensure medication safety occur frequently across community and inpatient pharmacy settings. Patient counseling about medication and insurance coverage processing are common interventions in the community setting; whereas interventions about medication selection and dosage recommendation are common in the inpatient setting. Between one-third to over half of interventions require contacting physicians.
Description:
The study was conducted with 25 pharmacists (both inpatient and outpatient) in the San Diego area, where pharmacist interventions were evaluated. » More