Lit review affirms impact of pharmacist patient care

October 18, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Pharmacy Practice News] – A systematic review of nearly 300 studies demonstrates that pharmacist-provided care improves patient outcomes across several disease states in various settings and has a significant beneficial impact on the rate and severity of adverse drug events (ADEs).

The review (Medicare Care 2010;48:923-933), led by Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, professor and head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy in Tucson, assessed the effect of pharmacists’ direct patient care on measurements such as hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and blood pressure (BP).

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