Capturing outcomes of clinical activities performed by a rounding pharmacist practicing in a team environment: the COLLABORATE study [NCT00351676].

@article{Makowsky2009CapturingOO,
  title={Capturing outcomes of clinical activities performed by a rounding pharmacist practicing in a team environment: the COLLABORATE study [NCT00351676].},
  author={Mark J Makowsky and Sheri L. Koshman and William K. Midodzi and Ross T. Tsuyuki},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={642-50}
}
BACKGROUND Medical inpatients are at risk for suboptimal health outcomes from adverse drug events and under-use of evidence-based therapies. We sought to determine whether collaborative care including a team-based clinical pharmacist improves the quality of prescribed drug therapy and reduces hospital readmission. METHODS Multicenter, quasi-randomized, controlled clinical trial. Consecutive patients admitted to 2 internal and 2 family medicine teams in 3 teaching hospitals between January 30… CONTINUE READING

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