Korey A Kennelty

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BACKGROUND The risk of potentially inappropriate medication (PIM), both prescription and over-the-counter, use in dementia patients is high. Informal caregivers often facilitate patients' use of medications, but the effect of caregiver factors on PIM use has not been a focus of previous research. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine PIM use in(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined multiple dimensions of healthcare access in order to develop a typology of perceived barriers to healthcare access in community-dwelling elderly. Secondary aims were to define distinct classes of older adults with similar perceived healthcare access barriers and to examine predictors of class membership to identify risk(More)
BACKGROUND Community pharmacists play a vital part in reconciling medications for patients transitioning from hospital to community care, yet their roles have not been fully examined in the extant literature. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to: 1) examine the barriers and facilitators community pharmacists face when reconciling medications(More)
BACKGROUND Depressive symptomatology is common in older adults and is associated with reduced adherence to recommended preventive care, but little is known as to why. Understanding how depressive symptoms may interfere with adherence can help to identify leverage points for interventions to increase preventive service use. OBJECTIVE This study examined(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize beneficiaries who used a pharmacy or pharmacist as a Medicare Part D information source. METHODS This cross-sectional descriptive study involved 4,724 Medicare Part D beneficiaries who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957. The main outcome measure was beneficiary self-reported use of a pharmacy or pharmacist as a(More)
BACKGROUND No methodological standards are available for researchers and clinicians to examine medication discrepancies between health care settings. Systematic methods of examining medication discrepancies will allow researchers and clinicians to better understand factors driving medication discrepancies, to better measure effects of medication(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the extent of agreement between four commonly used definitions of multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) and compare each definition's ability to predict 30-day hospital readmissions. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING National Medicare claims data. PARTICIPANTS Random sample of Medicare beneficiaries discharged from the(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients transitioning from the hospital to a skilled nursing home (SNF) are susceptible to medication-related errors resulting from fragmented communication between facilities. Through continuous process improvement efforts at the hospital, a targeted needs assessment was performed to understand the extent of medication-related issues when(More)