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dc.contributor.authorChisholm-Burns, Marie A
dc.contributor.authorSpivey, Christina A
dc.contributor.authorGarrett, Charlene
dc.contributor.authorMcGinty, Herbert
dc.contributor.authorMulloy, Laura L
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-24T22:03:27Z
dc.date.available2010-09-24T22:03:27Z
dc.date.issued2009-11-20en_US
dc.identifier.citationPatient Prefer Adherence. 2008 Feb 2; 2:287-292en_US
dc.identifier.issn1177-889Xen_US
dc.identifier.pmid19920975en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/146
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this article is to provide a description of a clinical pharmacy services program implemented in a renal transplant clinic to improve medication access and adherence as well as health and economic outcomes among renal transplant recipients (RTRs). Following a team-based planning process and an informal survey of RTRs, a clinical pharmacy service intervention was implemented in the Medical College of Georgia renal transplant clinic. As part of the intervention, a clinical pharmacist reviewed and optimized medication therapy, provided instructions on how to take medication, and assisted with enrollment into medication assistance programs. Significant differences were found between RTRs who did and did not receive clinical pharmacy services on measures of adherence, health, economics, and quality of life. Clinical pharmacy services, as described in this article, have a positive impact on renal transplant recipients' medication adherence, health and economic outcomes, and health-related quality of life. The findings described here suggest that clinical pharmacy services are a viable and effective option for improving care for RTRs in an outpatient clinic setting.
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dc.titleImpact of clinical pharmacy services on renal transplant recipients' adherence and outcomes.en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC2770420en_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameDepartment of Medicineen_US
refterms.dateFOA2019-04-09T16:27:19Z
html.description.abstractThe purpose of this article is to provide a description of a clinical pharmacy services program implemented in a renal transplant clinic to improve medication access and adherence as well as health and economic outcomes among renal transplant recipients (RTRs). Following a team-based planning process and an informal survey of RTRs, a clinical pharmacy service intervention was implemented in the Medical College of Georgia renal transplant clinic. As part of the intervention, a clinical pharmacist reviewed and optimized medication therapy, provided instructions on how to take medication, and assisted with enrollment into medication assistance programs. Significant differences were found between RTRs who did and did not receive clinical pharmacy services on measures of adherence, health, economics, and quality of life. Clinical pharmacy services, as described in this article, have a positive impact on renal transplant recipients' medication adherence, health and economic outcomes, and health-related quality of life. The findings described here suggest that clinical pharmacy services are a viable and effective option for improving care for RTRs in an outpatient clinic setting.


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