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The objective of this commentary is to recommend that pharmacists take a larger role in medication management for the vulnerable patient population of youth in foster care. To support this objective, it is important to understand (1) what foster care is, (2) the vulnerabilities of youth in foster care, (3) medication use among youth in foster care, and (4) how the foster care system complicates medication management.
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Name: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA
Foster youth have higher rates of psychotropic medication use and concurrent multiclass psychotropic polypharmacy compared with nonfoster youth. However, less is known about the extent of multiclass p...
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Background Practical issues impede optimum collaboration between pharmacists and other clinical specialists in the current Australian residential medication review services which potentially affect ef...
The objective of this manuscript is to describe the results of a pharmacist-driven, Type 2 diabetes targeted, collaborative practice within an urban, underserved federally qualified health center. Pha...
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Using certified ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS technology to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES; engage patients and families in their health care; improve care coordination; improve population and public health; while maintaining privacy and security.
Assistance in managing and monitoring drug therapy for patients receiving treatment for cancer or chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes, consulting with patients and their families on the proper use of medication; conducting wellness and disease prevention programs to improve public health; overseeing medication use in a variety of settings.
Families who care for neglected children or patients unable to care for themselves.
Approach to improve the quality of care by selectively encouraging or discouraging the use of specific health care services, based on their potential benefit to patients' health, relative to their cost. One element is lowering beneficiary cost sharing or out-of-pocket spending to increase medication adherence.
Assistants to a veterinarian, biological or biomedical researcher, or other scientist who are engaged in the care and management of animals, and who are trained in basic principles of animal life processes and routine laboratory and animal health care procedures. (Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing as well as dispensing drugs and medicines. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of...