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Clinical and economic outcomes of pharmacist recommendations in a Veterans Affairs medical center.
Pharmacist recommendations and their clinical and economic outcomes in a Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center were studied. The first 600 pharmacist recommendations that met study criteria wereExpand
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Antihypertensive medication adherence in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
PURPOSE Adherence measures the extent to which patients take medications as prescribed by their health care provider. The control of hypertension is dependent on medication adherence and may vary onExpand
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Use of cholesterol-lowering medications in the United States from 1991 to 1997.
The benefits of cholesterol-lowering medication in hypercholesterolemic patients was first suggested by the long-term follow-up of the Coronary Drug Project, which studied the use of niacin in menExpand
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Reduction in self-monitoring of blood glucose in persons with type 2 diabetes results in cost savings and no change in glycemic control.
OBJECTIVE Recent Veterans Affairs (VA) guidelines recommend that persons with stable type 2 diabetes controlled on oral agents or diet therapy perform self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) twiceExpand
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Computer-based screening of veterans for metabolic syndrome.
BACKGROUND The worldwide obesity epidemic has focused attention on the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome, which is greater than previously believed. However, estimates of its overall prevalenceExpand
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Academic detailing to improve antihypertensive prescribing patterns.
Several studies indicate that treatment of hypertension in the United States does not follow recommendations from expert bodies. We thus implemented a program using academic detailers to increaseExpand
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Antihypertensive medication use in the Department of Veterans Affairs: a national analysis of prescribing patterns from 2000 to 2002.
BACKGROUND Studies describe differences between recommendations for hypertension treatment and actual drug use. Antihypertensive use data from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for 1995 to 1999Expand
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Capacity of hospitals to partner with academia to meet experiential education requirements for pharmacy students.
PURPOSE Current hospital and health-system participation in and the future capacity for experiential education for pharmacy students was investigated. METHODS An online survey of ASHP membersExpand
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Pharmacologic treatment of hypertension in the Department of Veterans Affairs during 1995 and 1996.
Patterns of antihypertensive drug use, the cost of this care and potential savings with changes of treatment patterns, were studied for all hypertensives treated at US Veterans Affairs (VA) medicalExpand
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Changes in the phamacologic treatment of hypertension in the Department of Veterans Affairs 1997-1999: decreased use of calcium antagonists and increased use of beta-blockers and thiazide diuretics.
Older studies of antihypertensive treatment have shown that prescribing patterns are not consistent with recommendations from expert national panels. We determined whether prescribing patterns forExpand
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