Choose My Pharmacy evaluates performance of community pharmacies with an emphasis on safety, creating a star rating of performance. The EVAS Study determines the empirical validity for quality measures implemented in the Choose My Pharmacy measurement system. Two measures, Assessment of Renal Function in Older Adults and Assessment of Weight in Pediatrics, evaluate appropriate dosing for geriatric and pediatric patients. Assessment of Renal Function in Older Adults evaluates the percentage of patients aged 65 years and older with a serum creatine on file at the pharmacy during the measurement year and Assessment of Weight in Pediatrics evaluates the percentage of patients aged 17 years and younger with an updated weight during the measurement year. Three independent pharmacy companies (FMS, Inc in Birmingham, AL; L&S Pharmacy in Charleston, MO; Towncrest Pharmacy in Iowa City, IA) are pilot members of the Choose My Pharmacy measurement system and will supply data with analytics conducted by faculty at the University of Mississippi and University of Iowa. Medications may require pharmacokinetic dosing, and community pharmacies are the last safety check for appropriate patient-centered dosing. The studys objective is to show that when a pharmacy has access to patient weight or serum creatine, patient outcomes improve through optimized dosing and decreased adverse drug events.
University of Mississippi