Pharmacy Practice Faculty Presentations

Title

Discharge Medication Counseling and its Correlation with Reducing Readmissions for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbations

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Conference/Event

Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference

Location

Ada, OH

Event Date

5-2013

Keywords

Medication, pulmonary disease

Abstract

Based on the high prevalence, significant cost, and largely preventable nature of hospital readmissions, as well as recent reimbursement changes, there is a need to focus on reducing readmission rates. Pharmacists are equipped with a unique set of medication knowledge that often is underutilized and may be beneficial in reducing readmissions in patients by providing medication counseling and increasing patient education. Therefore, the purpose of this project was to determine the relationship between pharmacist-provided medication discharge counseling and readmission rates in patients diagnosed with COPD exacerbation at 30 and 90 days post-discharge.

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