Journal Article

Impact of pharmacist-provided medication therapy management on healthcare quality and utilization in recently discharged elderly patients.

Haag JD; Davis AZ; Hoel RW; Armon JJ; Odell LJ; Dierkhising RA; Takahashi PY.

Postdischarge pharmacist medication counseling has been shown to prevent readmissions. This randomized controlled trial of pharmacist-delivered telephone medication counseling did not show any difference in appropriateness of medication use. The authors noted the high frequency of inappropriate medication use overall.