Are pharmacists and pharmaceutical care having an impact on diabetes?

M. J. Monaghan, M. S. Monaghan

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Abstract

This study sought to identify pharmacy services offered to patients with diabetes and demonstrate patients receiving pharmaceutical care services had better glucose control as measured by laboratory values and medication compliance. Two hundred randomly selected patients with diabetes were identified from a pharmacy benefits manager's database. Their pharmacists were mailed a survey requesting information concerning morbidity risk factors, concomitant disease states, concomitant medications, diabetes pharmacotherapy, blood glucose concentrations, and percent hemoglobin A1c values. Information concerning diabetes cognitive services offered was also requested. A statistically significant correlation between diabetes cognitive services and improved disease control was not demonstrated secondarily to the small number of responses returned with glucose control information. Our results indicate pharmacists must improve documentation of their services and the impact these interventions have on disease control in order to prepare for reimbursement for cognitive services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-16
Number of pages9
JournalPharmacy practice management quarterly
Volume17
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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