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Grant Title: Implementation and Evaluation of a 24-hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Service in a Community Pharmacy
Status
In Study
Organization
VCU School of Pharmacy Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Grant Category
Therapeutics, Diseases & Populations
Keyword
Hypertension, ABPM
Grant Docs
Article
Objectives

The 2017 ACC AHA High Blood Pressure Guidelines and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend the use of 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, ABPM, to guide the diagnosis and management of hypertension. Several studies have reported access to ABPM services as a major barrier for patients and physicians. Furthermore, data suggests physicians are highly interested in ABPM services and patients also speak favorably of out-of-office BP measurements. Our objectives are to pilot a community pharmacy driven 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring service, develop a business model through which pharmacists are reimbursed for the service to ensure sustainability and reproducibility, and explore patient, pharmacist, and physician perceptions of and satisfaction with the service.

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  • Applicant:
    Dave Dixon
    PharmD BCPS BCACP CDE CLS
    VCU School of Pharmacy Center for Pharmacy Practice Innovation