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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804929/factors-moderating-the-relative-effectiveness-of-varenicline-and-nicotine-replacement-therapy-in-clients-using-smoking-cessation-services
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Neil Walker, Heather Gainforth, Vasiliki Kiparoglou, Hayley Robinson, Hugo van Woerden, Robert West
AIMS: To assess how far the greater effectiveness of varenicline over nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is moderated by characteristics of the smokers or setting in clinical practice. DESIGN: We used observational data from 22,472 treatment episodes between 2013 and 2016 from smoking cessation services in England to assess whether differences between varenicline and NRT were moderated by a set of smoker and setting characteristics: these included level of social deprivation, age, gender, ethnic group, nicotine dependence, and treatment context...
August 13, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795519/outcomes-costs-and-stakeholders-perspectives-associated-with-the-incorporation-of-community-pharmacy-services-into-the-national-health-insurance-system-in-thailand-a-systematic-review
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Narong Asayut, Phayom Sookaneknun, Surasak Chaiyasong, Kritsanee Saramunee
OBJECTIVES: Identify costs, outcomes and stakeholders' perspectives associated with incorporation of community pharmacy services into the Thai National Health Insurance System and their values to all stakeholders. METHODS: Using a combination of search terms, a comprehensive literature search was performed using the Thai Journal Citation Index Centre, Health System Research Institute database, PubMed and references from recent reviews. Identified studies were published between January 2000 and December 2014...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793075/-coordination-between-pharmaceutical-services-for-integrated-pharmacotherapy-the-case-of-catalonia
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Karen Sarmento Costa, Moisés Goldbaum, Rafel Guayta-Escolies, Pilar Modamio, Eduardo Luis Mariño, José Luis Segú Tolsá
Pharmaceutical policies have been considered strategies to contribute to the guarantee of care coordination and clinical integration. This study sought to describe the pharmaceutical services developed at different levels of care in the health network in Catalonia, as well as to identify and analyze the mechanisms and instruments that act as facilitators and/or barriers to the coordination of pharmacotherapy. This is a descriptive study of 12 cases of hospital pharmacy services, primary care and community pharmacies...
August 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793065/infrastructure-evaluation-of-pharmaceutical-services-in-the-national-health-system-of-minas-gerais
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Mariana Michel Barbosa, Marina Morgado Garcia, Renata Cristina Rezende Macedo do Nascimento, Edna Afonso Reis, Augusto Afonso Guerra, Francisco De Assis Acurcio, Juliana Álvares
Objectives: To characterize the infrastructure of public pharmacies in Minas Gerais, comparing municipalities that have received the RFM program to the ones that haven't, in order to verify if the State's Economic Incentives implied in improvement of local Pharmaceutical Services (PS). Methods: A cross-sectional, exploratory, evaluative study in a representative sample of the municipalities of Minas Gerais. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with users, physicians, and drug dispensers, as well as observation of pharmacy facilities and telephone interviews with municipal officials from the PS...
August 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790076/implementation-of-a-formulary-management-process
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Lauren I Karel, Dennis R Delisle, Ellena A Anagnostis, Cindy J Wordell
PURPOSE: The application of lean methodology in an initiative to redesign the formulary maintenance process at an academic medical center is described. SUMMARY: Maintaining a hospital formulary requires clear communication and coordination among multiple members of the pharmacy department. Using principles of lean methodology, pharmacy department personnel within a multihospital health system launched a multifaceted initiative to optimize formulary management systemwide...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790075/implementation-of-a-pharmacist-managed-clinic-for-patients-with-chronic-nonmalignant-pain
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Jessica L Norman, Miranda E Kroehl, Huong Mindy Lam, Carmen L Lewis, Chelsea N Mitchell, Cindy L O'Bryant, Katy E Trinkley
PURPOSE: A pharmacist-managed chronic pain clinic (PMCPC) in a primary care setting is described. SUMMARY: As primary care providers (PCPs) may be unprepared or lack time to manage high-risk patients receiving opioids for chronic nonmalignant pain, alternative models of care are needed. The University of Colorado PMCPC is integrated into an internal medicine outpatient clinic. The PMCPC is staffed by 1 clinical pharmacist, with pharmacy students and residents also performing clinic duties...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776320/cost-effectiveness-of-support-for-people-starting-a-new-medication-for-a-long-term-condition-through-community-pharmacies-an-economic-evaluation-of-the-new-medicine-service-nms-compared-with-normal-practice
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Rachel A Elliott, Lukasz Tanajewski, Georgios Gkountouras, Anthony J Avery, Nick Barber, Rajnikant Mehta, Matthew J Boyd, Asam Latif, Antony Chuter, Justin Waring
BACKGROUND: The English community pharmacy New Medicine Service (NMS) significantly increases patient adherence to medicines, compared with normal practice. We examined the cost effectiveness of NMS compared with normal practice by combining adherence improvement and intervention costs with the effect of increased adherence on patient outcomes and healthcare costs. METHODS: We developed Markov models for diseases targeted by the NMS (hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and antiplatelet regimens) to assess the impact of patients' non-adherence...
August 3, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767928/trends-in-the-prescription-of-clozapine-in-a-psychiatric-hospital-a-5-year-observational-study
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Gabriela Danielski Niehues, Alexandre Balestieri Balan, Vinicius Brum Prá, Raphaela Santos Pellizzaro, Paulo Roberto Antunes da Silva, Manuela Danielski Niehues, Ana Paula Costa, Marcelo Liborio Schwarzbold, Alexandre Paim Diaz
Introduction: Clozapine is a well-recognized effective treatment for some patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS). Although it has potential benefits and approximately 30% of patients have a clinical indication for clozapine use, prescription rates are low. Objective: To evaluate clozapine prescription trends over a 5-year period in a tertiary psychiatric hospital. Methods: In this observational study, data prospectively collected by the Medical and Statistical File Service (Serviço de Arquivo Médico e Estatístico) and the Pharmacy Division of Instituto de Psiquiatria de Santa Catarina between January 2010 and December 2014 were summarized and analyzed by investigators blinded to data collection...
July 31, 2017: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765380/high-expenditure-pharmaceutical-use-among-children-in-medicaid
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Eyal Cohen, Matt Hall, Ruth Lopert, Brian Bruen, Lisa J Chamberlain, Naomi Bardach, Jennifer Gedney, Bonnie T Zima, Jay G Berry
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Medication use may be a target for quality improvement, cost containment, and research. We aimed to identify medication classes associated with the highest expenditures among pediatric Medicaid enrollees and to characterize the demographic, clinical, and health service use of children prescribed these medications. METHODS: Retrospective, cross-sectional study of 3 271 081 Medicaid-enrolled children. Outpatient medication spending among high-expenditure medication classes, defined as the 10 most expensive among 261 mutually exclusive medication classes, was determined by using transaction prices paid to pharmacies by Medicaid agencies and managed care plans among prescriptions filled and dispensed in 2013...
August 1, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762651/provision-of-pharmaceutical-care-by-community-pharmacists-across-europe-is-it-developing-and-spreading
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Filipa A Costa, Claire Scullin, Ghaith Al-Taani, Ahmed F Hawwa, Claire Anderson, Zinaida Bezverhni, Zahida Binakaj, Maria Cordina, Veerle Foulon, Borja Garcia de Bikuña, Han de Gier, Anne Gerd Granås, Olga Grinstova, Nina Griese-Mammen, Jonas Grinceviciene, Svitrigaile Grinceviciene, Susanne Kaae, Loreta Kubiliene, Eduardo L Mariño, Silvia Martins, Pilar Modamio, Giancarlo Nadin, Lotte Stig Nørgaard, Emina Obarcanin, Ivana Tadic, Ljiljana Tasic, James C McElnay, Kurt E Hersberger, Tommy Westerlund
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Pharmaceutical care involves patient-centred pharmacist activity to improve medicines management by patients. The implementation of this service in a comprehensive manner, however, requires considerable organisation and effort, and indeed, it is often not fully implemented in care settings. The main objective was to assess how pharmaceutical care provision within community pharmacy has evolved over time in Europe. METHOD: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey of community pharmacies, using a modified version of the Behavioural Pharmaceutical Care Scale (BPCS) was conducted in late 2012/early 2013 within 16 European countries and compared with an earlier assessment conducted in 2006...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760047/demographics-treatment-patterns-and-healthcare-utilization-and-cost-of-repository-corticotropin-injection-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-or-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Bingcao Wu, Gaurav Deshpande, Tao Gu, Breanna Popelar, Michael Philbin, George J Wan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate healthcare resource utilization (HRU) and costs among patients who initiated repository corticotropin injection (RCI; H.P. Acthar® Gel) treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Patients aged ≥18 years with ≥2 diagnoses for either RA or SLE between 07/01/2006 and 04/30/2015 were identified in the HealthCore Integrated Research Database. Index RCI date was earliest date of a medical or pharmacy claim for RCI after diagnosis...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757409/beyond-plan-b-a-qualitative-study-of-canadian-pharmacists-emergency-contraception-counselling-practices
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Karen Wong, Susan Hum, Lisa McCarthy, Sheila Dunn
OBJECTIVE: Pharmacists are often the front-line health care providers for women seeking emergency contraception (EC). This study explored Ontario pharmacists' EC counselling practices and their perceived barriers to recommending the most effective EC method, the copper IUD (Cu-IUD). METHODS: This qualitative study used one-on-one, semistructured interviews with 20 pharmacists working in pharmacies located within a 1-km radius of a large sexual health clinic that offered postcoital IUDs in downtown Toronto...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743758/ashp-national-survey-of-pharmacy-practice-in-hospital-settings-prescribing-and-transcribing-2016
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Craig A Pedersen, Philip J Schneider, Douglas J Scheckelhoff
PURPOSE: The results of the 2016 ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings are presented. METHODS: A stratified random sample of pharmacy directors at 1,315 general and children's medical-surgical hospitals in the United States were surveyed using a mixed-mode method offering a choice of completing a paper survey or an online survey. IMS Health supplied data on hospital characteristics; the survey sample was drawn from IMS's hospital database...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737993/the-effect-of-formulary-restrictions-on-patient-and-payer-outcomes-a-systematic-literature-review
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Yujin Park, Syed Raza, Aneesh George, Rumjhum Agrawal, John Ko
BACKGROUND: Formulary restrictions are implemented to reduce pharmacy costs and ensure appropriate use of pharmaceutical products. As adoption of formulary restrictions increases with rising pharmacy costs, there is a need to better understand the potential effect of formulary restrictions on patient and payer outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic literature review that assesses the effect of formulary restrictions on the following outcomes: medication adherence, clinical outcomes, treatment satisfaction, drug utilization, health care resource utilization, and economic outcomes...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737983/advancing-patient-care-through-specialty-pharmacy-services-in-an-academic-health-system
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Autumn Bagwell, Tara Kelley, Alicia Carver, Jennifer B Lee, Brandon Newman
BACKGROUND: With the rapid growth of specialty pharmacies, including those within academic health systems, pharmacists have the opportunity to improve patient care through the management of specialty medications. Specialty pharmacists within academic health systems are uniquely positioned to overcome restrictions to medication access, financial constraints, and provider burdens that often lead to obstacles for patients to start and maintain necessary treatments. The Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy (VSP) model at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) provides an example of a patient-centered, collaborative care prototype that places pharmacists directly into specialty clinics to assist with comprehensive management of patients on specialty medications...
August 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733156/a-structured-patient-identification-model-for-medication-therapy-management-services-in-a-community-pharmacy
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Gina M Pagano, Brigid K Groves, Catherine H Kuhn, Kyle Porter, Bella H Mehta
OBJECTIVES: To describe the development and implementation of a structured patient identification model for medication therapy management (MTM) services within traditional dispensing activities of a community pharmacy to facilitate pharmacist-provided completion of MTM services. DESIGN: A daily clinical opportunity report was developed as a structured model to identify MTM opportunities daily for all MTM-eligible patients expecting to pick up a prescription. Pharmacy staff was trained and the standardized model was implemented at study sites...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733155/implementation-of-a-health-information-exchange-into-community-pharmacy-workflow
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Kenneth C Hohmeier, Christina A Spivey, Samantha Boldin, Tara B Moore, Marie Chisholm-Burns
OBJECTIVES: To explore the feasibility and report preliminary outcomes of the integration of a health information exchange (HIE) into community pharmacy workflow clinical service delivery. SETTING: Independent pharmacy in eastern Tennessee. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: The pharmacy offers medication reconciliation services via HIE access, as well as other clinical pharmacy services. The average number of prescriptions filled weekly is 1900, and staffing included 3...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718382/establishing-clinical-pharmacy-services-with-prescribing-privileges-in-a-federally-qualified-health-center-primary-care-clinic
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Jeany K Jun
OBJECTIVES: To describe the process and cost of establishing clinical pharmacy services with prescribing privileges in a federally qualified health center (FQHC) primary care clinic. SETTING: The primary care clinic was located in a low-income area of Southern California and served patients with Medicaid and Medicare. The primary care clinic had preventive medicine and family medicine physicians, a family medicine residency program, behavioral health services, and a registered dietician...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705689/physical-after-effects-in-men-undergoing-prostate-biopsy-in-routine-clinical-practice-results-from-the-picture-study
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Eileen Morgan, Frances J Drummond, Catherine Coyle, Linda Sharp, Anna T Gavin
BACKGROUND: As the incidence of prostate cancer has, until recently, increased in most developed countries, the rates of prostate biopsies, required for histological diagnosis, will also have increased. Little is known about the physical after-effects of prostate biopsy outside randomised control trials. We investigate reports on the physical effect of prostate biopsy undertaken in men in routine practice. METHODS: A self-completed questionnaire was given to men living in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) or Northern Ireland 4 to 6 weeks after prostate biopsy...
July 10, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704478/involvement-of-community-pharmacists-in-public-health-priorities-a-multi-center-descriptive-survey-in-ethiopia
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Daniel Asfaw Erku, Amanual Getnet Mersha
Located in the heart of the community and widely distributed geographically, community pharmacies provide a platform for a more proactive involvement in public health services. So far, little information has been gathered in Ethiopia on community pharmacists' level of involvement in public health services. The aim of the present study was, therefore, to document the level of involvement of community pharmacy professionals in the provision of public health services and the barriers to such involvement. This study employed a self-administered questionnaire based survey, which asked participants to indicate their frequency and level of involvement in providing public health services and their perceived barriers in providing such services...
2017: PloS One
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