Improving Chronic Disease Outcomes Through Medication Therapy Management in Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Title

Improving Chronic Disease Outcomes Through Medication Therapy Management in Federally Qualified Health Centers.

Creator

Rodis Jennifer L; Sevin Alexa; Awad Magdi H; Porter Brianne; Glasgow Kyle; Hornbeck Fox Carrie; Pryor Barbara

Publisher

Journal of Primary Care & Community Health

Date

2017
2017-10

Description

INTRODUCTION: Appropriate management of chronic diseases, including proper use of medications, can lead to better disease control, decrease disease-related complications, and improve overall health. Pharmacists have been shown to positively affect chronic disease outcomes through medication therapy management (MTM). The primary objectives of this project are to increase the number of patients with (1) A1c in control and (2) blood pressure in control; secondary objectives are to (3) describe number and type of medication-related problems identified and resolved by pharmacists providing MTM in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), (4) identify potential (pADEs) and actual adverse drug events (ADEs), and refer patients to diabetes self-management education classes, as needed. METHODS: This multisite, prospective, descriptive pilot study engaged three FQHC sites with distinct models of established pharmacist MTM services to care for patients with uncontrolled diabetes and/or hypertension. Data were reported in aggregate regarding primary and secondary outcomes. RESULTS: As of December 2015, 706 patients were enrolled in the project. Of the 422 with uncontrolled diabetes, 52.84% (n = 223) had an A1c \textless9%; 72 patients (17.06%) achieved an A1c between 8% and 9%, 19.19% (n = 81) of patients achieved an A1c \textless8% and \textgreater/=7%, and 16.59% (n = 70) of patients achieved an A1c \textless7%. The percentage of patients with blood pressure \textless140/90 mm Hg improved to 65.21%. CONCLUSION: Pharmacist-provided MTM can improve chronic disease intermediate outcomes for medically underserved patients in FQHCs.

Subject

*Quality Improvement; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Antihypertensive Agents/*therapeutic use; Blood Pressure; Chronic Disease – Drug Therapy; Chronic Disease – Therapy; community health centers; Community Health Centers; Data Analysis Software; Descriptive Research; Descriptive Statistics; Diabetes Education; Diabetes Mellitus – Therapy; Diabetes Mellitus/*drug therapy/metabolism; Female; Financing; Funding Source; Glycated Hemoglobin A/metabolism; Glycosylated; Government; Health Services; Hemoglobin A; Hospital/*methods; Human; Humans; Hypertension – Therapy; Hypertension/*drug therapy; Hypoglycemic Agents/*therapeutic use; Male; Medically Underserved; Medication Management; medications; Middle Aged; Multicenter Studies; Ohio; Outcome Assessment (Health Care); Outcomes (Health Care); Patient Education as Topic; Pharmacists; pharmacy; Pharmacy Service; Pilot Projects; Pilot Studies; primary care; program evaluation; Prospective Studies; Referral and Consultation; Self Care; Young Adult

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

324–331

Issue

4

Volume

8

Citation

Rodis Jennifer L; Sevin Alexa; Awad Magdi H; Porter Brianne; Glasgow Kyle; Hornbeck Fox Carrie; Pryor Barbara, “Improving Chronic Disease Outcomes Through Medication Therapy Management in Federally Qualified Health Centers.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 28, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/4823.

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