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Home Healthcare Nurse:
doi: 10.1097/NHH.0000000000000024
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Integrating a Pharmacist Into a Home Healthcare Agency Care Model: Impact on Hospitalizations and Emergency Visits

Reidt, Shannon L. PharmD, MPH, BCPS; Larson, Tom A. PharmD; Hadsall, Ronald S. PhD; Uden, Donald L. PharmD; Blade, Mary Ann RN; Branstad, Rachel PharmD

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Abstract

Medication regimens can be complicated during the transition from hospital to home for a variety of reasons. The primary purpose of this retrospective study was to measure the impact of integrating a pharmacist into a model of care at a Medicare-certified home healthcare agency for clients recently discharged from the hospital. The secondary purpose was to describe the medication-related problems among clients receiving services from the model of care involving a pharmacist. Integrating a pharmacist within the model of care demonstrated a positive clinical impact on clients.

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