New Study Quantifies Cost Savings Resulting From Pharmacists' Recommendations
Pharmacists in the study attended physicians’ rounds or reviewed patients’ medication profiles. The article projects an annual cost saving of nearly $400,000 for the institution. Pharmacists in the study made more than 1200 interventions on behalf of patients, including dosage adjustments, recommendations to discontinue or add medications, and drug information counseling to patients and health-care providers.
The full text of the article is available on line at http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/159/19/2306.