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An evaluation of diabetes-related measures of control after 6 months of clinical pharmacy specialist intervention.
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PMID:  21676857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of a pharmacist management regarding the percentages of patients meeting American Diabetes Association (ADA) treatment goals for diabetes and specific Veterans Health Administration (VA) performance measures individually and in combination after 6 months of intervention. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated the electronic medical record of all new patients seen between October 1, 2007 and March 31, 2009, with an A1c >7%. Primary objectives included the percentages of patients meeting ADA treatment goals individually and in combination after 6 months in addition to the percentage meeting the 3 VA performance goals individually and in combination. Results: One-hundred and ninety-seven patients met inclusion criteria. There were 6% of patients who met all ADA goals and 79% who met all VA performance measure goals at study end. Individual goal analyses revealed 43% of patients at a goal A1c of <7%, 55% of patients were at low-density lipoprotein (LDL) goal, 45% of patients at systolic blood pressure (SBP) goal, and 51% of patients at diastolic blood pressure (DBP) goal. Evaluation for VA performance measures showed that 91% patients at goal for A1c, 55% at LDL goal, 70% at systolic BP goal, and 87% met diastolic BP goal. Conclusions: Six months of pharmacist intervention resulted in improvement in patients achieving ADA and VA performance measure goals individually and in combination.
Rebecca J Cripps; Eric S Gourley; Wendy Johnson; Regina Cassidy; Timothy C Morgan; Dharapuram Venugopal; M Shawn McFarland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pharmacy practice     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1531-1937     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pharm Pract     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900945     Medline TA:  J Pharm Pract     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  332-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
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