Best practices: improving patient outcomes and costs in an ACO through comprehensive medication therapy management.

@article{Brummel2014BestPI,
  title={Best practices: improving patient outcomes and costs in an ACO through comprehensive medication therapy management.},
  author={Amanda R Brummel and Adam Lustig and Kimberly D Westrich and M. A. Evans and Gary S Plank and Jerry Penso and Robert W. Dubois},
  journal={Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={
          1152-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND One of the most important and often overlooked challenges for accountable care organizations (ACOs) is ensuring the optimal use of pharmaceuticals, which can be accomplished by utilizing pharmacists' skillsets and leveraging their full clinical expertise. Developing capabilities that support, monitor, and ensure appropriate medication use, efficacy, and safety is critical to achieving optimal patient outcomes and, ultimately, to an ACO's success. The program described in this article… CONTINUE READING

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