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Home Medication Risk Reduction Program for Patients with Polypharmacy
Principal Investigator Matthew Witry, PharmD, PhD
Project Title Home Medication Risk Reduction Program for Patients with Polypharmacy
Grants Awarded Number 194
Status In Study
Organization University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
Location Iowa City, Iowa
Grant Category Medication Management, Safety & Quality
Keyword Home Medication Management
Grant Docs N/A
Objectives Community pharmacists are positioned to help patients living with multiple chronic conditions who engage in taking complex medication regimens and self-care tasks at home. These patients are particularly vulnerable to adverse drug events which can result in poor health outcomes and avoidable expenses. Most pharmacist-provided interventions have focused on identifying drug therapy problems but have not specifically accounted for the patients home environment where their medication-taking behaviors occur. This project will refine and test a tool to be administered by community pharmacies to screen, assess, and intervene on a set of risks related to home medication management and monitoring. Our long term goal is to provide community pharmacists with a potent tool and menu of activities that can be used for high-risk medication users to decrease the risks and costs associated with their medications. Specific objectives include:1. Testing patient and practitioner acceptability of the tool,2. Assessing the validity of the tool in identifying patients with risky home medication management, and3. Refining a set of actions to reduce patient risks during home medication management and use. This project addresses the goals of the CPF because the tool will develop a new capability for community pharmacists to help their patient optimize their medication therapy by focusing on their home medication management.
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