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Impact of Pharmacist Discharge Medication Therapy Counseling and Disease State Education: Pharmacist Assisting at Routine Medical Discharge (Project PhARMD).
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PMID:  23033542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Many patients experience adverse events after discharge; numerous are medication related and preventable. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of pharmacist medication counseling and disease education at discharge. Pharmacist Assisting at Routine Medical Discharge is a prospective study of English- or Spanish-speaking adults discharged from internal medicine. Control patients received usual hospital discharge care; intervention patients received usual care with discharge counseling and a follow-up phone call. Evaluated outcomes included the following: 30-day hospital reutilization (combined readmissions/emergency department visits), pharmacist interventions, predictors for hospital utilization, patient satisfaction, and primary medication adherence. In all, 279 patients were enrolled: 139 in the control and 140 in the intervention group. Pharmacists made 198 interventions. The rate of hospital reutilization was 20.7% and similar between the intervention and control groups. Patients receiving the pharmacist intervention demonstrated improved primary medication adherence and increased patient satisfaction. Pharmacist-provided discharge counseling resulted in medication interventions, improved patient satisfaction, and increased medication adherence.
Preeyaporn Sarangarm; Matthew S London; Stanley S Snowden; Thomas J Dilworth; Lisa R Koselke; Christian O Sanchez; Richard D'Angio; Gretchen Ray
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1555-824X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Med Qual     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300756     Medline TA:  Am J Med Qual     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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