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Clinical pharmacy services were initiated at 7 of 11 clinics within a primary care network (PCN), which was designated as a patient-centered medical home and was affiliated with a large academic medical center in October 2014. The goal of the service was to target patients with uncontrolled chronic conditions, specifically diabetes. Patients met with a clinical pharmacist through individual clinic and telephonic appointments, in addition to usual appointments with physicians as needed. While managing patients with diabetes, many clinicians assess a patient's hemoglobin A1c (A1c), along with blood pressure and cholesterol, as indicators of disease state control and cardiovascular risk. These 3 parameters were combined into a bundled response score (BRS) in order to assess whether the addition of the clinical pharmacy service had a positive effect on patient therapeutic goal attainment rates for these areas.
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Name: Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy
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