Category: Federal Forum Posters
Purpose: The San Francisco VA Health Care System (SFVAHCS) is host of one of the seven Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCE) which includes interprofessional trainee-led patient aligned care teams (PACT). All CoEPCE sites were assigned case studies and the SFVAHCS was assigned Huddling for High Performing Teams. The pharmacy resident’s main role is to provide telephone medication reconciliation and document discrepancies and recommendations for trainee-providers prior to upcoming PACT appointments. The objective of this study is to classify and quantify the types and frequency of recommendations made in these pharmacy medication reconciliation calls.
Methods: This study was approved as a quality improvement project by the San Francisco VA Medical Center Research Determination Team. Completed ‘Pharmacy Medication Review Notes’ will be pulled from electronic health records from the SFVAHCS Medical Practice Clinic and the affiliated San Bruno Clinic. The study period will include notes completed by pharmacy residents from 1/1/18-1/30/18 or until 300 unique patient notes are reviewed. The following data will be collected: patient age, gender, number of current medications (prescription and over-the-counter), time spent of call and types of recommendations made by pharmacy residents. The categories of recommendations are as follows: updated non-VA medication list, patient not taking medication, current medication not on list, patient taking medication different than prescribed, addressed need for prescription renewal, requested formulary interchange, notified provider of formulary restrictions, other and none at this time.
Results: Not applicable
Conclusion: Not applicable
Forrest Beck– PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, San Francisco VA Health Care System, San Francisco, CA