Category: Federal Forum Posters
Purpose: Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions seen in primary care. Diabetes can lead to cardiovascular disease and complications such as a stroke, myocardial infarction or cardiovascular death if not detected early and managed effectively. Studies have shown that pharmacist-led clinics have had a positive impact on clinical outcomes in chronic disease management. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of pharmacist-led diabetes management on medication adherence and guideline recommended treatment goals.
Methods: Selected patients who are seen in adult medicine clinic for diabetes management will be referred to the pharmacotherapy clinic. Patients will be monitored for medication adherence and clinical outcomes. Statistical analysis will be used to determine the overall impact of pharmacist-led diabetes management by comparing the difference in patient’s clinical outcomes from baseline to follow-up.
Kristen Young– Pharmacy Resident, Claremore Indian Hospital, Tulsa, OK