Physician and pharmacist collaboration to improve blood pressure control.

  title={Physician and pharmacist collaboration to improve blood pressure control.},
  author={Barry L Carter and Gail P Ardery and Jeffrey D. Dawson and Paul Arthur James and George R. Bergus and William R. Doucette and Elizabeth A. Chrischilles and Carrie L J Franciscus and Yinghui Xu},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={169 21},
BACKGROUND Studies have demonstrated that blood pressure (BP) control can be improved when clinical pharmacists assist with patient management. The objective of this study was to evaluate if a physician and pharmacist collaborative model in community-based medical offices could improve BP control. METHODS This was a prospective, cluster randomized, controlled clinical trial with clinics randomized to a control group (n = 3) or to an intervention group (n = 3). The study enrolled 402 patients… CONTINUE READING


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