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Before-after Comparison of Pharmacist Drug Therapy Management in Pediatric Hypertension

2019-09-26 05:42:34 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study will measure the effect of a novel pharmacy practice model on pediatric patients with hypertension. In North Louisiana, many patients have to travel to see subspecialists for treatment for hypertension and elevated blood pressure, which has many costs including direct medical costs, direct nonmedical costs, and indirect costs like missed time from work, school, or social obligations. Also, many patients who have to travel to get to their appointments have a high rate of missed appointments, which can be bad for overall health.

This study will use a pharmacist to perform collaborative drug therapy management with pediatric cardiologists to manage therapy for patients with hypertension or elevated blood pressure. Patients will monitor blood pressure at home and follow up with the pharmacist by telecommunications. Pharmacist drug therapy management and telemedicine have been studied separately, but this is the first study with pharmacist drug therapy management by telemedicine for pediatric patients. If this model is successful, it could be replicated in other rural areas to improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs.

Study Design

Conditions

Hypertension

Intervention

Pharmacist Drug Therapy Management

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Louisiana Monroe

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-26T05:42:34-0400

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