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The objective of this study is to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness and cost-effectivity of pharmaceutical care for diabetes type 2 patients. Patients will be randomly allocated to the control group ( = no input from pharmacist) or intervention group ( = with pharmaceutical care at baseline and follow-up visits over 6 months).
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Pharmaceutical care at baseline and follow-up visits over 6 months
University Hospital Ghent
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:46:43-0400
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Visits made by patients to health service providers' offices for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.
Study subjects in COHORT STUDIES whose outcomes are unknown e.g., because they could not or did not wish to attend follow-up visits.(from Dictionary of Epidemiology, 5th ed.)
Economic aspects of the fields of pharmacy and pharmacology as they apply to the development and study of medical economics in rational drug therapy and the impact of pharmaceuticals on the cost of medical care. Pharmaceutical economics also includes the economic considerations of the pharmaceutical care delivery system and in drug prescribing, particularly of cost-benefit values. (From J Res Pharm Econ 1989;1(1); PharmacoEcon 1992;1(1))
Specialized healthcare delivered as a follow-up or referral from a PRIMARY CARE provider.
A traditional term for all the activities which a physician or other health care professional normally performs to insure the coordination of the medical services required by a patient. It also, when used in connection with managed care, covers all the activities of evaluating the patient, planning treatment, referral, and follow-up so that care is continuous and comprehensive and payment for the care is obtained. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)