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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764890/the-impact-of-a-retail-prescription-synchronization-program-on-medication-adherence
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Charmaine Girdish, William Shrank, Sarah Freytag, David Chen, Doug Gebhard, Andrew Bunton, Niteesh Choudhry, Jennifer Polinski
OBJECTIVES: To understand the impact of prescription synchronization, offered through the ScriptSync® program at CVS pharmacies nationwide, on adherence and reducing visits to the pharmacy. DESIGN: Cohort study, conducted between March 26, 2015, and December 18, 2015. Program enrollment occurred in August 2015, with a 120-day baseline period preceding enrollment and a 120-day follow-up period. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: CVS retail community pharmacies across the United States...
July 29, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662759/a-project-to-promote-adherence-to-blood-pressure-medication-among-people-who-use-community-pharmacies-in-rural-montana-2014-2016
#2
Carrie S Oser, Crystelle C Fogle, James A Bennett
INTRODUCTION: Pharmacists can assist patients in managing their blood pressure levels. We assessed whether adherence to blood pressure medication improved among people who used community pharmacies in rural Montana after pharmacists initiated consultations and distributed educational materials developed for the Million Hearts Initiative's "Team Up. Pressure Down." (TUPD) program. METHODS: From 2014 to 2016, the Cardiovascular Health Program at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services conducted a statewide project to evaluate an intervention for adherence to blood pressure medication administered through community pharmacies...
June 29, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595895/understanding-the-dissemination-of-appointment-based-synchronization-models-using-the-cfir-framework
#3
Julie Patterson, David Holdford
BACKGROUND: The appointment based model (ABM) is a innovative model of pharmacy practice that combines medication synchronization with scheduled monthly appointments to improve patient medication adherence and convenience. It is being implemented in many pharmacies across the United States. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to use the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR) to discuss the barriers and facilitators of ABM implementation in community pharmacies while identifying priorities for additional implementation research...
September 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523325/synchronous-gastric-tumors-case-presentation
#4
Carmen NeamŢu, Bogdan Dan Totolici, Octavian Marius CreŢu, Casiana Stănescu, Andrei Ardelean, Oana Badea, George Ciprian Pribac, Mircea Ovidiu Ciobanu, GarofiŢa Olivia Mateescu, Stelian ŞtefăniŢă Mogoantă
Synchronous gastric tumors, and, especially the presence of an adenocarcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumors, are less frequent. We present the case of a 75-year-old patient, with no gastrointestinal pathology in the medical history, who was admitted for marked asthenia, nausea, coffee grounds vomiting, inappetence, dizziness, weight loss and periodical epigastralgias. The clinical and imagistic examinations highlighted an ulcerative, infiltrative, bleeding tumor formation, present on the anterior side and subcardially on the small curvature...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485006/the-impact-of-appointment-based-medication-synchronization-on-medication-taking-behaviour-and-health-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
E Nguyen, D M Sobieraj
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Proactive synchronization of medication refills through an appointment-based model (ABM) is a community pharmacy-based intervention targeting adherence to medications. We aimed to systematically review evidence on the impact of the ABM on medication taking behaviour, health resource utilization, clinical outcomes and the preferences of patients and providers. METHODS: We conducted a systematic literature search of MEDLINE and Scopus from database inception through 6 February 2017...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439911/the-impact-of-an-appointment-based-medication-synchronization-programme-on-chronic-medication-adherence-in-an-adult-community-pharmacy-population
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S B Andrews, T R Marcy, B Osborn, L G Planas
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Non-adherence to medication regimens is the primary cause of suboptimal clinical benefit in patients with chronic diseases. The primary objective of this study was to assess and compare adherence to chronic medications among adults participating in Time My Meds (TMM), an appointment-based medication synchronization programme, to patients receiving usual care. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental study that evaluated data from 18 partner community pharmacies in three lower U...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264922/impact-of-medication-adherence-on-the-effect-of-renal-denervation-the-sympathy-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rosa L de Jager, Esther de Beus, Martine M A Beeftink, Margreet F Sanders, Evert-Jan Vonken, Michiel Voskuil, Erik M van Maarseveen, Michiel L Bots, Peter J Blankestijn
Randomized trials of catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) as therapy for resistant hypertension showed conflicting results in blood pressure (BP) lowering effect. Adherence to medication is modest in this patient group and may importantly drive these conflicting results. SYMPATHY is a prospective open label multicenter trial in Dutch patients with resistant hypertension. Primary outcome was change in daytime systolic ambulatory BP at 6 months. Patients were randomly assigned to RDN on top of usual care. Adherence to BP lowering drugs was assessed at baseline and follow-up, using blood samples drawn synchronously with BP measurements...
April 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245653/synchronized-prescription-refills-and-medication-adherence-a-retrospective-claims-analysis
#8
Jalpa A Doshi, Raymond Lim, Pengxiang Li, Peinie P Young, Victor F Lawnicki, Andrea B Troxel, Kevin G Volpp
OBJECTIVES: Medication adherence is often suboptimal, especially among patients on multiple chronic medications. We examined the association between synchronized medication refill schedules-which typically reduce organizational effort and logistical demands-and adherence. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study among patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans. METHODS: We used 2012 pharmacy, medical, and enrollment data linked with consumer meta-data for Medicare patients filling 2 or more maintenance prescriptions for antihypertensives, lipid-lowering agents, antidiabetic agents, antidepressants, and/or antiosteoporotic agents...
February 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720333/evaluation-of-a-refill-synchronization-program-in-two-community-pharmacies
#9
David F Blackburn, David Tran, Courtney Quiring
OBJECTIVES: To describe medication adherence by the proportion of days covered before and after enrollment in a refill synchronization program. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of medication adherence in 2 pharmacies offering a refill synchronization program. The study population consisted of individuals who received 2 or more medications from any of 15 predefined medication classes within 6 months of enrollment in the synchronization program. Medication adherence and refill consolidation were measured over 6 months before and after enrollment...
October 5, 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662221/cost-benefit-of-appointment-based-medication-synchronization-in-community-pharmacies
#10
Julie A Patterson, David A Holdford, Kunai Saxena
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the cost-benefit of appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS) offered in community pharmacies for patients taking chronic medications to prevent negative outcomes associated with hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes. STUDY DESIGN: Decision-tree analysis based on published literature and publicly available data. METHODS: Program benefits were based on linking published findings of improvements in medication adherence due to the implementation of an ABMS program to a claims-based study of disease-related medical costs associated with different levels of adherence...
September 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628728/a-pathophysiological-model-driven-communication-for-dynamic-distributed-medical-best-practice-guidance-systems
#11
Mohammad Hosseini, Yu Jiang, Poliang Wu, Richard B Berlin, Shangping Ren, Lui Sha
There is a great divide between rural and urban areas, particularly in medical emergency care. Although medical best practice guidelines exist and are in hospital handbooks, they are often lengthy and difficult to apply clinically. The challenges are exaggerated for doctors in rural areas and emergency medical technicians (EMT) during patient transport. In this paper, we propose the concept of distributed executable medical best practice guidance systems to assist adherence to best practice from the time that a patient first presents at a rural hospital, through diagnosis and ambulance transfer to arrival and treatment at a regional tertiary hospital center...
November 2016: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503977/a-synchronized-prescription-refill-program-improved-medication-adherence
#12
Jalpa A Doshi, Raymond Lim, Pengxiang Li, Peinie P Young, Victor F Lawnicki, Joseph J State, Andrea B Troxel, Kevin G Volpp
Synchronizing medication refills-renewing all medications at the same time from the same pharmacy-is an increasingly popular strategy to improve adherence to medication regimens, but there has been little research regarding its effectiveness. In light of increasing policy interest, we evaluated the impact of a pilot refill synchronization program implemented by a large national insurer. A random sample of Medicare Advantage patients receiving mail-order refills for common maintenance medications (antihypertensive, lipid-lowering, or antidiabetic agents) were invited to join the program and followed for twelve months...
August 1, 2016: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27090930/so-simple-so-hard-taking-medication-as-directed
#13
Rebecca Burkholder, Elaine Linn
Millions of Americans either fail to take the full course of prescribed medication or they take it incorrectly. The problem is particularly serious for people with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes, and for racially and ethnically diverse populations. The (U.S.) National Consumers League through its Script Your Future medication adherence awareness campaign presented the conference "So Simple, So Hard: Taking Medications as Directed", convening health care professionals, community health workers, consumer and patient advocates, researchers, industry representatives, public agencies, and policymakers...
January 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27023023/prevalence-effectiveness-and-characteristics-of-pharmacy-based-medication-synchronization-programs
#14
REVIEW
Alexis A Krumme, Danielle L Isaman, Samuel F Stolpe, Samantha Dougherty, Niteesh K Choudhry
OBJECTIVES: The burden of visiting pharmacies to fill medications is a central contributor to nonadherence to maintenance medications. Recently, pharmacies have begun offering services that align prescription fill dates to allow patients to pick up all medications on a single visit. We evaluated the prevalence and structure of synchronization programs and evidence of their impact on adherence and clinical outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: Mixed-methods approach consisting of semi-structured interviews, data from surveillance activities, and a systematic literature review...
March 2016: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26802924/pharmacist-home-visits-a-1-year-experience-from-a-community-pharmacy
#15
Scott V Monte, Sarah N Passafiume, Wesley D Kufel, Patrick Comerford, Dean P Trzewieczynski, Kenneth Andrus, Peter M Brody
OBJECTIVE: To provide experience on the methods and costs for delivering a large-scale community pharmacist home visit service. SETTING: Independent urban community pharmacy, Buffalo, NY. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Mobile Pharmacy Solutions provides traditional community pharmacy walk-in service and a suite of clinically oriented services, including outbound adherence calls linked to home delivery, payment planning, medication refill synchronization, adherence packaging, and pharmacist home visits...
January 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26380756/chronic-hypoventilation-syndromes-and-sleep-related-hypoventilation
#16
REVIEW
Sebastian Böing, Winfried J Randerath
Chronic hypoventilation affects patients with disorders on any level of the respiratory system. The generation of respiratory impulses can be impaired in congenital disorders, such as central congenital alveolar hypoventilation, in alterations of the brain stem or complex diseases like obesity hypoventilation. The translation of the impulses via spinal cord and nerves to the respiratory muscles can be impaired in neurological diseases. Thoraco-skeletal or muscular diseases may inhibit the execution of the impulses...
August 2015: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26311321/making-mtm-implementable-and-sustainable-in-community-pharmacy-is-it-time-for-a-different-game-plan
#17
Meagen Rosenthal, Erin Holmes, Benjamin Banahan
Although the literature has demonstrated positive patient outcomes from medication therapy management (MTM), implementing it in community pharmacy continues to be met with significant barriers. To make MTM implementation more attainable, scalable, and sustainable in community pharmacies, this paper puts out a call for the need to identify the proportion of patients who clinically qualify for various levels of intensity of MTM services. This paper presents three proposed levels of MTM: adherence management (lowest level of MTM intensity), interventions on drug-related problems (mid-level MTM intensity), and disease state management (highest level of intensity)...
May 2016: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26233543/appointment-based-models-and-medication-synchronization-silver-bullet-for-adherence-or-one-piece-of-the-puzzle
#18
LETTER
Matthew Witry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2015: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26233538/impact-of-appointment-based-medication-synchronization-on-existing-users-of-chronic-medications
#19
David Holdford, Kunal Saxena
BACKGROUND: Appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS) has been associated with greater patient adherence and persistence when patients begin taking chronic medications. It is not known whether similar results will be seen for patients who have been taking chronic medications for 6 months or more. OBJECTIVE: To compare the impact of a community pharmacy chain's ABMS program on medication adherence and persistence of existing users of chronic medications with individuals who are not enrolled in the program...
August 2015: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24326641/-the-pacemaker-and-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-registry-of-the-italian-association-of-arrhythmology-and-cardiac-pacing-annual-report-2012
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Alessandro Proclemer, Massimo Zecchin, Maurizio Lunati, Luca Rebellato, Marco Ghidina, Giulia Bianco, Emanuela Bernardelli, Elsa Pucher, Dario Gregori
BACKGROUND: The pacemaker (PM) and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) Registry of the Italian Association of Arrhythmology and Cardiac Pacing (AIAC) monitors the main epidemiological data in real-world practice. The survey for the 2012 activity collects information about demographics, clinical characteristics, main indications for PM/ICD therapy and device types from the Italian collaborating centers. METHODS: The Registry collects prospectively national PM and ICD implantation activity on the basis of European cards...
November 2013: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
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