6 ways your pharmacist can save the day

Improve patient outcomes and reduce overall health care spending

Pharmacist Save

From improving medication adherence to reducing hospital-acquired infections, pharmacists can play a significant role in critical organizational goals.

Our infographic outlines six pharmacist-led practices that can help improve patient outcomes and reduce overall health care spending. Download it now to get details about each practice, examples of how your peers put them into action, and the resulting impact on quality, safety, and cost reduction.

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Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States, CDC, 2013.
Brown, M. and Bussel, J., “Medication Adherence: WHO Cares?” Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 86(4): 304-314, April 2011.
Buckley, B., “Med Rec Efforts Can Be Difference In Patient Safety,” Pharmacy Practice News, January 15, 2014.
“Chronic Disease Overview,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015.
Integrated Pharmacists in Primary Care Model, Population Health Services, Advisory Board Company, December 22, 2014.
Narrowing the Spectrum of Antimicrobial Utilization, Quality Compass, Advisory Board Company, August 27, 2014.
Peeples, L, “Palliative Care a ‘Foreign’ But Vital Role for Pharmacists,” Pharmacy Practice News, March 24, 2015.
Redesigning Cancer Care Delivery for the Era of Accountability, Oncology Roundtable, Advisory Board Company, April 7, 2012.
The Joint Commission, “Using medication reconciliation to prevent errors,” Sentinel Event Alert (35), January 25, 2006. Available at: http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/SEA_35.PDF.
“What You Need to Know About Medication Therapy Management Infographic,” UnityPoint Health, 2016.
Wild, D., “CML Imatinib Adherence Rises When Oncology Pharms On Board,” Pharmacy Practice News, December 15, 2015.
Wilson, S., et al., “Impact of Pharmacist Intervention on Clinical Outcomes in the Palliative Care Setting,” American journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 28[5]: 316-320, August 2011.

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