The purpose of this project is to develop a brief questionnaire that will accurately identify patients most in need of Medication Therapy Management MTM services. Patients will be able to complete the questionnaire themselves-- for example, while waiting to pick up a prescription. Faculty from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and other institutions will be partnering with independent community pharmacists located throughout Lancaster County, PA to develop and pilot the questionnaire in approximately 250 patients. The refined questionnaire may then be used to screen patients in a variety of primary care settings: community pharmacies, physician offices, employer health risk assessments, etc. Patients from these settings that screen positively can then be referred to community pharmacists for MTM. We intend to provide the finished questionnaire to our state pharmacy association for use with any ongoing MTM services and plan to provide the questionnaire to pharmacists from around the state that are undergoing MTM training in order to assist them in better identifying patients to target for their services.
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy