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Maria Antonia Pérez-Moreno, Juan Manuel Rodríguez-Camacho, Beatriz Calderón-Hernanz, Bernardino Comas-Díaz, Jordi Tarradas-Torras
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical relevance of pharmacist intervention on patient care in emergencies, to determine the severity of detected errors. Second, to analyse the most frequent types of interventions and type of drugs involved and to evaluate the clinical pharmacist's activity. METHODS: A 6-month observational prospective study of pharmacist intervention in the Emergency Department (ED) at a 400-bed hospital in Spain was performed to record interventions carried out by the clinical pharmacists...
December 5, 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896880/a-community-based-cross-sectional-survey-of-medication-utilization-among-chronic-disease-patients-in-china
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Mark A Strand, Kirstin Gramith, Macy Royston, Xiaoxi Wang, Judith Perry, Curt Elliott
OBJECTIVES: To determine medication use patterns and associated health outcomes in Chinese individuals with diabetes, hypertension or hyperlipidaemia. METHODS: This community-based cross-sectional study was done in a north China city of 300 000 people. Participants were recruited by poster and phone call through Community Health Centres. Data were collected on 638 Chinese individuals. Interviews were done to screen for disease and health behaviours. Fasting blood was collected and analyzed...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890453/transition-of-care-a-set-of-pharmaceutical-interventions-improves-hospital-discharge-prescriptions-from-an-internal-medicine-ward
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Marine Neeman, Maria Dobrinas, Sophie Maurer, Damien Tagan, Annelore Sautebin, Anne-Laure Blanc, Nicolas Widmer
BACKGROUND: Continuity of care between hospitals and community pharmacies needs to be improved to ensure medication safety. This study aimed to evaluate whether a set of pharmaceutical interventions to prepare hospital discharge facilitates the transition of care. METHODS: This study took place in the internal medicine ward and in surrounding community pharmacies. The intervention group's patients underwent a set of pharmaceutical interventions during their hospital stay: medication reconciliation at admission, medication review, and discharge planning...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887032/provider-perception-of-pharmacy-services-in-the-patient-centered-medical-home
#4
Nicole P Albanese, Alyssa M Pignato, Scott V Monte
BACKGROUND: Despite the positive data on clinical outcomes, cost savings, and provider experience, no study has surveyed providers to evaluate what pharmacy services they find to be worthwhile. OBJECTIVE: To determine what clinical, cost/access, and educational pharmacy services providers in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) consider worthwhile and the perceived barriers to successful pharmacist incorporation. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey was distributed to primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in a PCMH physician group...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884844/medication-reconciliation-as-a-medication-safety-initiative-in-ethiopia-a-study-protocol
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Alemayehu B Mekonnen, Andrew J McLachlan, Jo-Anne E Brien, Desalew Mekonnen, Zenahebezu Abay
INTRODUCTION: Medication related adverse events are common, particularly during transitions of care, and have a significant impact on patient outcomes and healthcare costs. Medication reconciliation (MedRec) is an important initiative to achieve the Quality Use of Medicines, and has been adopted as a standard practice in many developed countries. However, the impact of this strategy is rarely described in Ethiopia. The aims of this study are to explore patient safety culture, and to develop, implement and evaluate a theory informed MedRec intervention, with the aim of minimising the incidence of medication errors during hospital admission...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881149/antipsychotic-prescribing-patterns-during-and-after-critical-illness-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jason E Tomichek, Joanna L Stollings, Pratik P Pandharipande, Rameela Chandrasekhar, E Wesley Ely, Timothy D Girard
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics are used to treat delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) despite unproven efficacy. We hypothesized that atypical antipsychotic treatment in the ICU is a risk factor for antipsychotic prescription at discharge, a practice that might increase risk since long-term use is associated with increased mortality. METHODS: After excluding patients on antipsychotics prior to admission, we examined antipsychotic use in a prospective cohort of ICU patients with acute respiratory failure and/or shock...
November 24, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881054/transition-of-care-for-patients-with-diabetes
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Patricia Garnica
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a common chronic condition among adults that can complicate the transition from the hospital to the community. Hospital readmission is an important contributor to total medical expenditures and is an emerging indicator of quality of care. Failure to acknowledge diabetes transition of care is associated with increased emergency department visits and 30-day readmissions. METHODS: Literature review of transition of care models, sample tools and processes are presented...
November 22, 2016: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870713/the-frequency-of-unplanned-rehospitalization-and-associated-factors-in-gyneoncology-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Gul Pinar, Ayse Akalin, Hulya Erbaba, Gokce Banu Acar, Filiz Avsar, Tevfik Pinar
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aim to analyze rate and associated factors with unplanned rehospitalization in gynecological cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The electronic database query (2007 to 2014) was used to evaluate rehospitalization rates within 90 days of index admission in patients with gynecological cancer. Multivariable logistic regression was used to identify factors associated with rehospitalization. RESULTS: Mean patient age was 59...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852240/identification-of-priorities-for-improvement-of-medication-safety-in-primary-care-a-prioritize-study
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Lorainne Tudor Car, Nikolaos Papachristou, Joseph Gallagher, Rajvinder Samra, Kerri Wazny, Mona El-Khatib, Adrian Bull, Azeem Majeed, Paul Aylin, Rifat Atun, Igor Rudan, Josip Car, Helen Bell, Charles Vincent, Bryony Dean Franklin
BACKGROUND: Medication error is a frequent, harmful and costly patient safety incident. Research to date has mostly focused on medication errors in hospitals. In this study, we aimed to identify the main causes of, and solutions to, medication error in primary care. METHODS: We used a novel priority-setting method for identifying and ranking patient safety problems and solutions called PRIORITIZE. We invited 500 North West London primary care clinicians to complete an open-ended questionnaire to identify three main problems and solutions relating to medication error in primary care...
November 16, 2016: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850912/1276-standardized-daily-medication-reconciliation-in-the-surgical-icu
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Christopher Tainter, Kimberly Pollock, E O'Brien, Jarone Lee, Farivar Jahanasouz, Angela Meier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850739/1102-pharmacist-performed-medication-reconciliation-for-patients-transferred-from-icu-to-medical-floor
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Geetika Bajpai, Brandon Nornhold, Danni Stitt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826152/impact-of-pharmanet-based-admission-medication-reconciliation-on-best-possible-medication-histories-for-warfarin
#12
Debbie Au, Hilary Wu, Cindy San, Doson Chua, Victoria Su, Allison Kirkwood
BACKGROUND: Inaccurate documentation of medication histories may lead to medication discrepancies during hospital admissions. Obtaining a best possible medication history (BPMH) for warfarin can be challenging because of frequent dosage changes and nonspecific directions of use (e.g., "take as directed"). On February 27, 2012, the study hospital implemented an admission medication reconciliation (MedRec) process using a form that compiled the most recent 6 months of outpatient prescription dispensing history from a provincial electronic database called PharmaNet...
September 2016: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822371/improving-admission-medication-reconciliation-compliance-using-the-electronic-tool-in-admitted-medical-patients
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Haytham Taha, Dana Abdulhay, Neama Luqman, Samer Ellahham
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi is the main tertiary care referral hospital in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 560 bed capacity that is fully occupied most of the time. SKMC senior management has made a commitment to make quality and patient safety a top priority. Our governing body Abu Dhabi Health Services Company has identified medication reconciliation as a critical patient safety measure and key performance indicator (KPI). The medication reconciliation electronic form a computerized decision support tool was introduced to improve medication reconciliation compliance on transition of care at admission, transfer and discharge of patients both in the inpatient and outpatient settings...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821397/medication-reconciliation-interventions-in-ambulatory-care-a-scoping-review
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Lisa McCarthy, Xinru Wendy Su, Natalie Crown, Jennifer Turple, Thomas E R Brown, Kate Walsh, Jessica John, Paula Rochon
PURPOSE: The published literature on medication reconciliation (MR) interventions, outcomes, and facilitators in ambulatory care settings is reviewed. METHODS: A scoping review was conducted to characterize ambulatory care-based MR research in terms of study design, elements of interventions, and outcomes examined. English-language articles on comparative studies of MR programs targeting adults in ambulatory care settings were identified using data sources including MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, EMBASE, and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821394/medication-reconciliation-in-ambulatory-care-a-work-in-progress
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EDITORIAL
Jeffrey L Schnipper, Stephanie Labonville
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805943/medication-reconciliation-and-education-for-older-adults-using-the-2015-ags-beers-criteria-as-a-guide
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805932/medication-reconciliation-and-education-for-older-adults-using-the-2015-ags-beers-criteria-as-a-guide
#17
Nina Flanagan, Judith Beizer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Home Healthcare Now
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803501/medication-therapy-management-for-patients-receiving-oral-chemotherapy-agents-at-a-community-oncology-center-a-pilot-study
#18
Nathan S Bertsch, Ross J Bindler, Poppy L Wilson, Anne P Kim, Beverly Ward
Purpose: To determine the impact of a pharmacist-driven medication therapy management (MTM) program for patients receiving oral chemotherapy agents. Methods: We assessed the impact of MTM consultations with a pharmacist for patients who were receiving a new prescription for an oral chemotherapy agent. Data were assessed for outcomes including (1) number of medication errors identified in electronic medical records (EMRs), (2) number of interventions performed by the pharmacist, (3) time spent on the MTM process, and (4) patient satisfaction...
October 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785165/a-pharmacy-based-medication-reconciliation-and-review-program-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-prospective-study
#19
Nicholas J Patricia, Edward F Foote
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) patients are on multiple medications, see many prescribers and have many hospitalizations which put them at risk for medication record discrepancies and medication related problems (MRP). Being able to effectively identify and reconcile these medication issues is crucial in reducing hospitalizations, morbidities, and mortalities. The care of the hemodialysis patients can be enhanced by incorporating a pharmacist into the interprofessional team. There is little data in the literature on medication record discrepancies and MRP's in dialysis patients...
July 2016: Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777075/influences-on-the-frequency-and-type-of-community-pharmacy-services
#20
William R Doucette, Julia J Rippe, Caroline A Gaither, David H Kreling, David A Mott, Jon C Schommer
OBJECTIVES: To describe services provided by community pharmacies and to identify factors associated with services being provided in community pharmacies. DESIGN: Cross-sectional national mail survey. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Pharmacists actively practicing in community pharmacies (independent, chain, mass merchandisers, and supermarkets). OUTCOME MEASURES: Frequency and type of pharmacy services available in a community pharmacy, including medication therapy management, immunization, adjusting medication therapy, medication reconciliation, disease state management, health screening or coaching, complex nonsterile compounding, and point-of-care testing...
October 21, 2016: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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