Pharmacy Case Study

You are a PharmD serving on an interdisciplinary Medication Safety Quality Improvement team within your health system.

Your team is faced with the challenge of thinking of ways to improve the medication adherence among elderly patients. These elderly patients are particularly challenging because of polypharmacy and potential age-related impairments. They often use several medications often prescribed by multiple providers.

You believe that incorporating a PharmD on the health care team can improve the management of chronic diseases for these patients as pharmacists are highly accessible healthcare providers and pharmacist services can improve medication adherence for the population. The health system has limited resources and wants to verify what pharmacist-led interventions are most effective before developing a plan.

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