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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. Impact of Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management on Healthcare Quality and Utilization in Recently Discharged Elderly Patients. Am Health Drug Benefits. 2016;9(5):259-68.

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September 28, 2016
Haag JD, Davis AZ, Hoel RW, et al. Am 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.

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Haag JD, Davis AZ, Hoel RW, et al. Impact of Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management on Healthcare Quality and Utilization in Recently Discharged Elderly Patients. Am Health Drug Benefits. 2016;9(5):259-68.