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Medication Therapy Management

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dc.contributor.author Noreddin, Ayman M
dc.contributor.author Ndemo, Francis Abuga
dc.contributor.author Ombengi, David N
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-24T07:23:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-24T07:23:57Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-14
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/5965
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract According to the Institute of Medicine report medications are the most common medical intervention. However, drug-related morbidity and mortality now represents a major public health challenge due to the ineffective and unsafe consequences of medication use. Morbidity in this case relates to disease and illness associated with drug therapy whereas mortality relates to death associated with drug therapy. It is also estimated in the US that drug-related morbidity and mortality cost about $200 billion annually in health care expenditure. This is clearly a failure in our healthcare systems. In order to reduce this drug-related morbidity and mortality we have to deal it with at the clinical level, one patient at a time. The profession of Pharmacy responded to this problem with the introduction of clinical pharmacy in the mid-1960’s and included a number of services which were more patient-focused and less product-focused. In this model, however, the pharmacist was seen as a drug information provider and was less held accountable for the drug therapy outcomes. In the 1990’s a major paradigm shift in terms of philosophy of practice that included the care concept and taking responsibility for drug therapy outcomes was witnessed. Pharmaceutical care was born. It is defined by Linda Strand and Hepler as a patient-centered practice in which the practitioner assumes responsibility for a patient’s drug-related needs and is held accountable for this commitment. The aim of this philosophy of practice was the provision of responsible drug therapy for the purpose of achieving positive patient outcomes. en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems en_US
dc.subject Medication, Therapy Management en_US
dc.title Medication Therapy Management en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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