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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233324/development-and-evaluation-of-a-continuing-pharmacy-education-cpe-program-in-thrombosis-management
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Artemis Diamantouros, Romina Marchesano, William H Geerts, Peter Pennefather, Merrick Zwarenstein, Zubin Austin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A continuing education (CE) course in thrombosis management for pharmacists was developed through the Office of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at the University of Toronto to address pharmacists' needs for the knowledge and skills to provide care to patients receiving anticoagulants. This article describes the development of the course as well as the evaluation designed to assess its impact on pharmacists' knowledge, attitudes, and changes in practice...
September 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233312/implementation-of-an-online-ethics-course-into-a-pharmacy-curriculum
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Christopher DeMella, Krista Donohoe, Laura Morgan, Lisa Phipps, Aulbrey Drisaldi, Michael Forder
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To evaluate students' ethical reasoning skills after implementation of a series of online modules containing ethical content. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY AND SETTING: A four-module online ethics series was created and embedded in the learning management system of a second-year pharmacy skills lab course. The Defining Issues Test Version 2 (DIT-2) was administered before and after completion of the ethics module series. Results of the DIT-2 were used to evaluate the impact of the modules on students' ethical thinking ability...
September 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233149/advances-in-clinical-pharmacy-education-in-germany-a-quasi-experimental-single-blinded-study-to-evaluate-a-patient-centred-clinical-pharmacy-course-in-psychiatry
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Monika Dircks, Andreas Mayr, Annette Freidank, Johannes Kornhuber, Frank Dörje, Kristina Friedland
BACKGROUND: The pharmacy profession has shifted towards patient-centred care. To meet the new challenges it is necessary to provide students with clinical competencies. A quasi-experimental single-blinded teaching and learning study was carried out using a parallel-group design to evaluate systematically the benefits of clinical teaching in pharmacy education in Germany. METHODS: A clinical pharmacy course on a psychiatric ward was developed and implemented for small student groups...
December 12, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203682/reasons-why-people-do-not-attend-nhs-health-checks-a-systematic-review-and-qualitative-synthesis
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Emma Harte, Calum MacLure, Adam Martin, Catherine L Saunders, Catherine Meads, Fiona M Walter, Simon J Griffin, Jonathan Mant, Juliet A Usher-Smith
BACKGROUND: The NHS Health Check programme is a prevention initiative offering cardiovascular risk assessment and management advice to adults aged 40-74 years across England. Its effectiveness depends on uptake. When it was introduced in 2009, it was anticipated that all those eligible would be invited over a 5-year cycle and 75% of those invited would attend. So far in the current cycle from 2013 to 2018, 33.8% of those eligible have attended, which is equal to 48.5% of those invited to attend...
December 4, 2017: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201385/identifying-the-hidden-burden-of-allergic-rhinitis-ar-in-community-pharmacy-a-global-phenomenon
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Rachel Tan, Biljana Cvetkovski, Vicky Kritikos, David Price, Kwok Yan, Pete Smith, Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich
Background: Patients with allergic rhinitis often trivialise their condition, self-manage inappropriately, and would benefit from health care intervention. The primary point of health care contact for these self-managing allergic rhinitis patients is the community pharmacy. With the majority of allergic rhinitis treatments being available for purchase over the counter, without health care professional contact, we know little about how the patients self-manage. This study aims to identify the burden of allergic rhinitis in the community pharmacy and to identify key opportunity for intervention...
2017: Asthma Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200882/early-intervention-in-the-management-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-clinical-and-economic-outcomes
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REVIEW
Charles D Burger, Mohamedanwar Ghandour, Divya Padmanabhan Menon, Haytham Helmi, Raymond L Benza
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has a high morbidity rate and is fatal if left untreated. Increasing evidence supports early intervention, possibly with initial combination therapy. PAH-specific pharmaceuticals, however, are expensive and may have serious adverse effects, particularly when used in combination. The currently dynamic health care economy reinforces the need for a review of early intervention from both outcomes and economic perspectives. We aimed to review the clinical and economic impact of PAH therapy, particularly examining drug cost, hospitalization burden, and health care economics impact, and the effect of early intervention on clinical outcomes...
2017: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185977/answering-the-call-of-the-wild-creates-a-different-kind-of-medical-director
#7
Howard Wolinsky
Will Smith, the co-director of Grand Teton National Park, demonstrates some daring-do to rescue people from mishaps in the mountains of Wyoming. But just like medical directors for health systems, insurance companies, and pharmacy benefits management firms, Smith is in the business of setting policies and protocols.
November 2017: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185196/acmt-position-statement-addressing-the-rising-cost-of-prescription-antidotes
#8
Maryann Mazer-Amirshahi, Andrew Stolbach, Lewis S Nelson
Antidotal therapy is an essential component of poisoning management. In recent years, there have been unprecedented increases in the costs of antidotes. The American College of Medical Toxicology calls upon providers, hospitals, formularies pharmaceutical industry, government, insurance companies, and pharmacy benefit managers to adopt practices to ensure that antidotes are available to our patients and price are based on value and cost.
November 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180152/benefits-of-a-concentrated-teaching-rotation-perspectives-of-pharmacy-residents-and-faculty
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Bonnie M Kaminsky, Lydia L Benitez, Jolene R Bostwick, Caitlin R Early, Kristin C Klein
The postgraduate pharmacy residency experience requires residents to develop the proper skillset to not only provide optimal therapeutic management to patients, but to effectively deliver their knowledge to trainees and other health care providers. Without specific recommendations for how to achieve these skills, residents may hone their communication, organizational, and teaching skills through a number of different venues currently offered by residency programs nationwide. Residency programs commonly offer a longitudinal experience in order for residents to obtain didactic teaching skills; less often do programs offer a concentrated rotation dedicated to academia...
January 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180147/useful-resources-for-members-serving-on-a-curriculum-committee-in-schools-and-colleges-of-pharmacy
#10
REVIEW
Erin Dorval, Krisy-Ann Thornby, Andreina Ottman, Melissa Hubbard
The curriculum committee has an important role in the design and delivery of a Doctor of Pharmacy program. The primary purpose of this article is to identify relevant resources for members to utilize to be active participants in a school or college of pharmacy curriculum committee. The resources presented are focused around the following seven key curricular management concepts: orientation to curriculum, syllabus review, teaching methods, curriculum review, interprofessional education, student workload, and policy development, as these are common agenda items for a committee meeting...
January 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167146/impact-of-educational-intervention-on-management-of-periprocedural-anticoagulation
#11
Amy L Awker, Melissa A Bell, Megan McGraw, Mark A Klein
PURPOSE: The effect of education regarding new evidence in periprocedural anticoagulation, with a focus on reducing use in patients at only moderate thromboembolic risk, is presented. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis and quasiexperimental design were used. The initial review identified the current state of practice regarding bridging anticoagulation. Education was then provided to primary care providers and pharmacists on recent evidence. A subsequent review was completed to assess the impact of this education on clinical decision-making...
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146658/views-of-commissioners-managers-and-healthcare-professionals-on-the-nhs-health-check-programme-a-systematic-review
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Katie Mills, Emma Harte, Adam Martin, Calum MacLure, Simon J Griffin, Jonathan Mant, Catherine Meads, Catherine L Saunders, Fiona M Walter, Juliet A Usher-Smith
OBJECTIVE: To synthesise data concerning the views of commissioners, managers and healthcare professionals towards the National Health Service (NHS) Health Check programme in general and the challenges faced when implementing it in practice. DESIGN: A systematic review of surveys and interview studies with a descriptive analysis of quantitative data and thematic synthesis of qualitative data. DATA SOURCES: An electronic literature search of MEDLINE, Embase, Health Management Information Consortium, Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Global Health, PsycInfo, Web of Science, OpenGrey, the Cochrane Library, NHS Evidence, Google Scholar, Google, ClinicalTrials...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141618/what-do-australian-consumers-pharmacists-and-prescribers-think-about-documenting-indications-on-prescriptions-and-dispensed-medicines-labels-a-qualitative-study
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Mona Garada, Andrew J McLachlan, Gordon D Schiff, Elin C Lehnbom
BACKGROUND: Documenting the indication on prescriptions and dispensed medicines labels is not standard practice in Australia. However, previous studies that have focused on the content and design of dispensed medicines labels, have suggested including the indication as a safety measure. The aim of this study was to investigate the perspectives of Australian consumers, pharmacists and prescribers on documenting the indication on prescriptions and dispensed medicines labels. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted and mock-up of dispensed medicines labels were designed for participants...
November 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122792/understanding-the-implementation-of-sick-day-guidance-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-across-a-primary-care-setting-in-england-a-qualitative-evaluation
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Anne-Marie Martindale, Rebecca Elvey, Susan J Howard, Sheila McCorkindale, Smeeta Sinha, Tom Blakeman
OBJECTIVES: The study sought to examine the implementation of sick day guidance cards designed to prevent acute kidney injury (AKI), in primary care settings. DESIGN: Qualitative semistructured interviews were conducted and comparative analysis informed by normalisation process theory was undertaken to understand sense-making, implementation and appraisal of the cards and associated guidance. SETTING: A single primary care health setting in the North of England...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113634/pharmacy-diabetes-management-of-a-veteran-population-in-a-long-term-care-setting-a-program-evaluation
#15
Forest Hansen, Hilary Teeples, Jordan Csati, Suzanne M Gillespie
BACKGROUND: The benefits of an outpatient pharmacy diabetes clinic has been established, with improved patient outcomes and reduced total costs of care. We describe the benefits of an inpatient clinical pharmacy diabetes service within a Department of Veterans Affairs long-term care facility. METHODS: Patients were referred to the pharmacy diabetes monitoring program between February 2016 and August 2016. During this time, clinical pharmacy specialists managed all pharmacotherapy relating to diabetes care as well as all fingerstick monitoring frequencies and laboratory monitoring to achieve a prespecified, patient-specific A1C goal...
November 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109566/educational-gaming-for-pharmacy-students-design-and-evaluation-of-a-diabetes-themed-escape-room
#16
Heidi N Eukel, Jeanne E Frenzel, Dan Cernusca
Objective. To design an educational game that will increase third-year professional pharmacy students' knowledge of diabetes mellitus disease management and to evaluate their perceived value of the game. Methods. Faculty members created an innovative educational game, the diabetes escape room. An authentic escape room gaming environment was established through the use of a locked room, an escape time limit, and game rules within which student teams completed complex puzzles focused on diabetes disease management...
September 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103033/economic-burden-mortality-and-institutionalization-in-patients-newly-diagnosed-with-alzheimer-s-disease
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Christopher M Black, Howard Fillit, Lin Xie, Xiaohan Hu, M Furaha Kariburyo, Baishali M Ambegaonkar, Onur Baser, Huseyin Yuce, Rezaul K Khandker
BACKGROUND: Current information is scarce regarding comorbid conditions, treatment, survival, institutionalization, and health care utilization for Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. OBJECTIVES: Compare all-cause mortality, rate of institutionalization, and economic burden between treated and untreated newly-diagnosed AD patients. METHODS: Patients aged 65-100 years with ≥1 primary or ≥2 secondary AD diagnoses (ICD-9-CM:331.0] with continuous medical and pharmacy benefits for ≥12 months pre-index and ≥6 months post-index date (first AD diagnosis date) were identified from Medicare fee-for-service claims 01JAN2011-30JUN2014...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100941/impact-of-clinical-pharmacist-services-delivered-via-telemedicine-in-the-outpatient-or-ambulatory-care-setting-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Joshua D Niznik, Harvey He, Sandra L Kane-Gill
BACKGROUND: Utilization of telemedicine allows pharmacists to extend the reach of clinical interventions, connecting them with patients and providers, but the overall impact of these services is under-studied. OBJECTIVE: Identify the impact of clinical pharmacist telemedicine interventions on clinical outcomes, subsequently defined as clinical disease management, patient self-management, and adherence, in outpatient or ambulatory settings. METHODS: A literature search was conducted from database inception through May 2016 in Medline, SCOPUS, and EMBASE...
October 28, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083973/amcp-partnership-forum-advancing-value-based-contracting
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During the past decade, payment models for the delivery of health care have undergone a dramatic shift from focusing on volume to focusing on value. This shift began with the Affordable Care Act and was reinforced by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which increased the emphasis on payment for delivery of quality care. Today, value-based care is a primary strategy for improving patient care while managing costs. This shift in payment models is expanding beyond the delivery of health care services to encompass models of compensation between payers and biopharmaceutical manufacturers...
November 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083967/how-stakeholder-assessment-of-e-prescribing-can-help-determine-incentives-to-facilitate-management-of-care-a-delphi-study
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Paul R DeMuro, Joan Ash, Blackford Middleton, Justin Fletcher, Cecelia J Madison
BACKGROUND: Little research has been conducted on the quality, benefits, costs, and financial considerations associated with health information technology (HIT), particularly informatics technologies such as e-prescribing, from the perspective of all of its stakeholders. OBJECTIVES: To (a) identify the stakeholders involved in e-prescribing and (b) identify and rank order the positives and negatives of e-prescribing from the perspective of stakeholders in order to create a framework for payers, integrated delivery systems, policymakers and legislators, and those who influence public policy to assist them in the development of incentives and payment mechanisms that result in the better management of care...
November 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
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