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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778344/impact-of-clinical-pharmacist-engagement-in-ward-teams-on-the-number-of-drug-related-readmissions-among-swedish-older-patients-with-dementia-or-cognitive-impairment-an-economic-evaluation
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Maria Sjölander, Lars Lindholm, Bettina Pfister, Jeanette Jonsson, Jörn Schneede, Hugo Lövheim, Maria Gustafsson
BACKGROUND: Clinical pharmacists play an increasing role in the pharmacological treatment of hospital-admitted older patients with dementia or cognitive impairment. In an earlier randomised controlled trial, clinical pharmacist involvement in the ward team could significantly reduce drug-related readmissions in patient subgroups. However, the economic impact of the intervention has not been addressed so far. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the economic impact of clinical pharmacist engagement in hospital ward teams for medication therapy management in older patients with dementia or cognitive impairments...
May 16, 2018: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754251/impact-of-medication-reconciliation-and-review-and-counselling-on-adverse-drug-events-and-healthcare-resource-use
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Amna Al-Hashar, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani, Tommy Eriksson, Alaa Sarakbi, Badriya Al-Zadjali, Saif Al Mubaihsi, Mohammed Al Zaabi
Background Adverse drug events from preventable medication errors can result in patient morbidity and mortality, and in cost to the healthcare system. Medication reconciliation can improve communication and reduce medication errors at transitions in care. Objective Evaluate the impact of medication reconciliation and counselling intervention delivered by a pharmacist for medical patients on clinical outcomes 30 days after discharge. Setting Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman. Methods A randomized controlled study comparing standard care with an intervention delivered by a pharmacist and comprising medication reconciliation on admission and discharge, a medication review, a bedside medication counselling, and a take-home medication list...
May 12, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719884/evaluation-of-multimedia-medication-reconciliation-software-a-randomized-controlled-single-blind-trial-to-measure-diagnostic-accuracy-for-discrepancy-detection
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Blake J Lesselroth, Kathleen Adams, Victoria L Church, Stephanie Tallett, Yelizaveta Russ, Jack Wiedrick, Christopher Forsberg, David A Dorr
BACKGROUND:  The Veterans Affairs Portland Healthcare System developed a medication history collection software that displays prescription names and medication images. OBJECTIVE:  This article measures the frequency of medication discrepancy reporting using the medication history collection software and compares with the frequency of reporting using a paper-based process. This article also determines the accuracy of each method by comparing both strategies to a best possible medication history...
April 2018: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716411/characterization-of-pharmacy-resident-interventions-on-an-academic-inpatient-internal-medicine-rotation
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Sarah E Petite
PURPOSE: To characterize the clinical interventions of postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy residents on a required, 1-month, inpatient adult internal medicine service at an academic medical center. METHODS: The interventions completed by PGY-1 pharmacy residents on a required, adult internal medicine rotation were analyzed. Documentation of clinical interventions was performed by the PGY-1 residents, and the significance of the intervention was subsequently determined...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714617/pharmacotherapeutic-reports-as-tools-for-detecting-discrepancies-in-continuity-of-care
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Elena Yaiza Romero-Ventosa, Mónica Gayoso-Rey, Marisol Samartín-Ucha, Pablo Lamas-Domínguez, Martín Rubianes-González, David Rodríguez-Lorenzo, María Holanda Rodríguez-Vázquez, Julio García-Comesaña, Guadalupe Piñeiro-Corrales
BACKGROUND: The care transition is the time when more medication errors occur. The aim of this study is to analyze the usefulness of a pharmacotherapeutic report model at hospital discharge to prevent medication errors and to simplify pharmacotherapy during a patient's transition from the hospital to primary care. METHODS: Prospective study including patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who were admitted to a short-stay unit or an emergency room...
January 2018: Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674327/incorporating-medication-indications-into-the-prescribing-process
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Kevin Kron, Sara Myers, Lynn Volk, Aaron Nathan, Pamela Neri, Alejandra Salazar, Mary G Amato, Adam Wright, Sam Karmiy, Sarah McCord, Enrique Seoane-Vazquez, Tewodros Eguale, Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, David W Bates, Gordon Schiff
PURPOSE: The incorporation of medication indications into the prescribing process to improve patient safety is discussed. SUMMARY: Currently, most prescriptions lack a key piece of information needed for safe medication use: the patient-specific drug indication. Integrating indications could pave the way for safer prescribing in multiple ways, including avoiding look-alike/sound-alike errors, facilitating selection of drugs of choice, aiding in communication among the healthcare team, bolstering patient understanding and adherence, and organizing medication lists to facilitate medication reconciliation...
April 19, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670518/on-the-physiological-modulation-and-potential-mechanisms-underlying-parieto-occipital-alpha-oscillations
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REVIEW
Diego Lozano-Soldevilla
The parieto-occipital alpha (8-13 Hz) rhythm is by far the strongest spectral fingerprint in the human brain. Almost 90 years later, its physiological origin is still far from clear. In this Research Topic I review human pharmacological studies using electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) that investigated the physiological mechanisms behind posterior alpha. Based on results from classical and recent experimental studies, I find a wide spectrum of drugs that modulate parieto-occipital alpha power...
2018: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619837/creating-and-evaluating-an-opportunity-for-medication-reconciliation-in-the-adult-population-of-south-africa-to-improve-patient-care
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Pranusha Naicker, Natalie Schellack, Brian Godman, Elmien Bronkhorst
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, with more than 50% of ADEs being preventable. Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) are typically the result of an incomplete medication history, prescribing or dispensing error, as well as over- or under-use of prescribed pharmacotherapy. Medication reconciliation is the process of creating the most accurate list of medications a patient is taking and subsequently comparing the list against the different transitions of care...
April 5, 2018: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590146/the-impact-of-pharmacists-led-medicines-reconciliation-on-healthcare-outcomes-in-secondary-care-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ejaz Cheema, Farah Kais Alhomoud, Amnah Shams Al-Deen Kinsara, Jomanah Alsiddik, Marwah Hassan Barnawi, Morooj Abdullah Al-Muwallad, Shatha Abdulbaset Abed, Mahmoud E Elrggal, Mahmoud M A Mohamed
BACKGROUND: Adverse drug events (ADEs) impose a major clinical and cost burden on acute hospital services. It has been reported that medicines reconciliation provided by pharmacists is effective in minimizing the chances of hospital admissions related to adverse drug events. OBJECTIVE: To update the previous assessment of pharmacist-led medication reconciliation by restricting the review to randomized controlled trials (RCTs) only. METHODS: Six major online databases were sifted up to 30 December 2016, without inception date (Embase, Medline Ovid, PubMed, BioMed Central, Web of Science and Scopus) to assess the effect of pharmacist-led interventions on medication discrepancies, preventable adverse drug events, potential adverse drug events and healthcare utilization...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547577/pharmacists-as-interprofessional-collaborators-and-leaders-through-clinical-pathways
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Sherine Ismail, Mohamed Osman, Rayf Abulezz, Hani Alhamdan, K H Mujtaba Quadri
Pharmacists possess pivotal competencies and expertise in developing clinical pathways (CPs). We present a tertiary care facility experience of pharmacists vis-a-vis interprofessional collaboration for designing and implementing CPs. We participated in the development of CPs as leading members of a collaborative team of healthcare professionals. We reviewed literature, aligning it with hospital formulary and institutional standards, and participated in weekly team meetings for six months. Several tools and services were adapted to guide prescribing and standardization of care through time-bound order sets...
March 16, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495567/the-introduction-of-a-full-medication-review-process-in-a-local-hospital-successes-and-barriers-of-a-pilot-project-in-the-geriatric-ward
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Lies De Bock, Eline Tommelein, Hans Baekelandt, Wim Maes, Koen Boussery, Annemie Somers
For the majority of Belgian hospitals, a pharmacist-led full medication review process is not standard care and, therefore, challenging to introduce. With this study, we aimed to evaluate the successes and barriers of the implementation of a pharmacist-led full medication review process in the geriatric ward at a local Belgian hospital. To this end, we carried out an interventional study, performing a full medication review on older patients (≥70 years) with polypharmacy (≥5 drugs) who had an unplanned admission to the geriatric ward...
February 28, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489684/predictive-factors-for-clinically-significant-pharmacist-interventions-at-hospital-admission
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Céline Mongaret, Pauline Quillet, Thi Ha Vo, Léa Aubert, Mathieu Fourgeaud, Elise Michelet-Huot, Morgane Bonnet, Pierrick Bedouch, Florian Slimano, Sophie C Gangloff, Moustapha Drame, Dominique Hettler
Pharmaceutical care activities at hospital admission have a significant impact on patient safety. The objective of this study was to identify predictive factors for clinically significant pharmacist interventions (PIs) performed during medication reconciliation and medication review at patient hospital admission.A 4-week prospective study was conducted in 4 medicine wards. At hospital admission, medication reconciliation and medication review were conducted and PIs were performed by the pharmaceutical team...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488151/a-review-of-the-role-of-the-pharmacist-in-heart-failure-transition-of-care
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REVIEW
Sarah L Anderson, Joel C Marrs
This article reviews current literature on the role of pharmacists in the transition of care (TOC) for patients with heart failure (HF) and the impact of their contributions on therapeutic and economic outcomes. Optimizing the TOC for patients with HF from the hospital to the community/home is crucial for improving outcomes and decreasing high rates of hospital readmissions, which are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and costs. A multidisciplinary team approach to the management of patients with HF facilitates the transition from the hospital to the ambulatory care setting, allowing for the consideration of medical, pharmacological, and lifestyle variables that impact the care of individual patients...
March 2018: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477279/-clinical-pharmacist-and-medication-reconciliation-in-kidney-transplantation
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Fabienne Flamme-Obry, Stéphanie Belaiche, Marc Hazzan, Nassima Ramdan, Christian Noël, Pascal Odou, Bertrand Décaudin
INTRODUCTION: Drug related problems (DRP) can lead to severe consequences in kidney recipients. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of the clinical pharmacist interventions on the incidence of DRP. METHOD: The number of DRP were evaluated according to 3periods: Without intervention, with medication reconciliation at admission, and with medication reconciliation at admission associated with an interview with the clinical pharmacist at discharge. RESULTS: Patients concerned were mainly men, 55years old (median age), stage3 of CKD, transplanted for less than 3months or more than 1year, with cardiovascular risk factors and receiving an average of 9drugs/day...
April 2018: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468708/development-and-clinical-application-of-an-evidence-based-pharmaceutical-care-service-algorithm-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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J E Kang, J M Yu, J H Choi, I-M Chung, W B Pyun, S A Kim, E K Lee, N Y Han, J-H Yoon, J M Oh, S J Rhie
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Drug therapies are critical for preventing secondary complications in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The purpose of this study was to develop and apply a pharmaceutical care service (PCS) algorithm for ACS and confirm that it is applicable through a prospective clinical trial. METHODS: The ACS-PCS algorithm was developed according to extant evidence-based treatment and pharmaceutical care guidelines. Quality assurance was conducted through two methods: literature comparison and expert panel evaluation...
June 2018: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457491/critical-care-pharmacists-and-medication-management-in-an-icu-recovery-center
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Joanna L Stollings, Sarah L Bloom, Li Wang, E Wesley Ely, James C Jackson, Carla M Sevin
BACKGROUND: Many patients experience complications following critical illness; these are now widely referred to as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). An interprofessional intensive care unit (ICU) recovery center (ICU-RC), also known as a PICS clinic, is one potential approach to promoting patient and family recovery following critical illness. OBJECTIVES: To describe the role of an ICU-RC critical care pharmacist in identifying and treating medication-related problems among ICU survivors...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452560/health-care-efficiencies-consolidation-and-alternative-models-vs-health-care-and-antitrust-regulation-irreconcilable-differences
#17
Michael W King
Despite the U.S. substantially outspending peer high income nations with almost 18% of GDP dedicated to health care, on any number of statistical measurements from life expectancy to birth rates to chronic disease, 1 the U.S. achieves inferior health outcomes. In short, Americans receive a very disappointing return on investment on their health care dollars, causing economic and social strain. 2 Accordingly, the debates rage on: what is the top driver of health care spending? Among the culprits: poor communication and coordination among disparate providers, paperwork required by payors and regulations, well-intentioned physicians overprescribing treatments, drugs and devices, outright fraud and abuse, and medical malpractice litigation...
November 2017: American Journal of Law & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417295/the-effect-of-a-medication-reconciliation-program-in-two-intensive-care-units-in-the-netherlands-a-prospective-intervention-study-with-a-before-and-after-design
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Liesbeth B E Bosma, Nicole G M Hunfeld, Rogier A M Quax, Edmé Meuwese, Piet H G J Melief, Jasper van Bommel, SiokSwan Tan, Maaike J van Kranenburg, Patricia M L A van den Bemt
BACKGROUND: Medication errors occur frequently in the intensive care unit (ICU) and during care transitions. Chronic medication is often temporarily stopped at the ICU. Unfortunately, when the patient improves, the restart of this medication is easily forgotten. Moreover, temporal ICU medication is often unintentionally continued after ICU discharge. Medication reconciliation could be useful to prevent such errors. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the effect of medication reconciliation at the ICU...
February 7, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397343/addressing-meaningful-use-and-maintaining-an-accurate-medication-list-in-primary-care
#19
Anne Ottney, Renee Koski
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this project was to determine the difference in medication list accuracy between an initial and follow-up medication reconciliation visit in a primary care office. Secondary objectives were to identify the difference in medication-related problems most commonly encountered during the visits, factors that may influence patient understanding of their medication regimen, and physician perceptions of the medication review visit. SETTING: Quasi-experimental study part of a larger pilot project to address the ability of how health information technology can be used to maintain an active medication list...
March 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384022/clinical-and-economic-benefits-of-pharmacist-involvement-in-a-community-hospital-affiliated-patient-centered-medical-home
#20
Meredith L Tate, Sydney Hopper, Sean Paul Bergeron
BACKGROUND: The primary goals of an accountable care organization (ACO) are to reduce health care spending and increase quality of care. Within an ACO, pharmacists have a unique opportunity to help carry out these goals within patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). Pharmacy presence is increasing in these integrated care models, but the pharmacist's role and benefit is still being defined. OBJECTIVE: To exhibit the clinical and economic benefit of pharmacist involvement in ACOs and PCMHs as documented by clinical interventions (CIs) and drug cost reductions...
February 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
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