Patient-centered medical homes: primer for pharmacists.

Authors, Primary Abrons,J. P.;Smith,M.
Title Primary Patient-centered medical homes: primer for pharmacists.
Periodical Full Journal of the American Pharmacists Association
Pub Year 2011
Volume 51
issue 3
Start Page 38-48
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To provide a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) primer for pharmacists, including basic background information, key terminology, and examples of success stories. DATA SOURCES: PCMH literature and resources obtained through search strategies by authors including but not limited to PubMed and Google Scholar. SUMMARY: PCMHs are a potential means of achieving cost reduction in health care and providing collaborative and comprehensive care, and they represent a promising option for achieving health care reform. Medication therapy management and collaborative drug therapy management are possible means for pharmacists to fulfill the goals of PCMHs. CONCLUSION: Pharmacists must become knowledgeable of standards of PCMH and their abilities to fulfill these standards. Advocacy at local, state, and national levels is needed to achieve recognition of the value of pharmacists in PCMHs.
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Place of Publication United States
Author/Address jeanine.abrons@me.com
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Care Coordination;Primary Care Workforce Issues
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