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

Haag JD, Davis AZ, Hoel RW, et al. American health & drug benefits. 2016;9:259-68.

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.