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Grant Title: The Impact of Community Pharmacy-Delivered Medication Synchronization on Healthcare Utilization and Costs
Grants Awarded Number
170
Status
In Study
Organization
Purdue University College of Pharmacy
Location
West Lafayette, Indiana
Grant Category
Profession, Academics & Economics
Keyword
Med Sync, Healthcare Utilization
Grant Docs
Presentation | Poster | Poster
Objectives

It is well established in the literature that community pharmacy-delivered medication synchronization can improve medication adherence but no data are available describing the impact on healthcare utilization and costs. The aim of the proposed study is to measure the impact of medication synchronization on 1 total healthcare costs, and 2 outpatient, inpatient, and emergency department visits. The intervention sample will consist of a cohort of patients enrolled in a medication synchronization program at community pharmacies in Indiana. A matched comparison cohort will be identified via claims data. We anticipate our findings will serve as a platform for subsequent changes to state and national legislation in regards to a cost-sharing model for patients wanting to have their medication synchronized at community pharmacies. Therefore, this work is well-positioned to highlight and advance the role of community pharmacists.

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  • Applicant:
    Margie Snyder
    PharmD MPH
    Purdue University College of Pharmacy

  • Team Member:
    Wendy Lantaff
    PharmD
    Purdue University College of Pharmacy

  • Team Member:
    Alan Zillich
    Pharm.D., FCCP
    Purdue University College of Pharmacy

  • Team Member:
    Heather Jaynes
    RN MS
    Purdue University

  • Team Member:
    Matthew Murawski
    BSPharm PhD