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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Qato DM, Daviglus ML, Wilder J
'Pharmacy deserts' are prevalent in Chicago's predominantly minority communities, raising medication access concerns.
The authors examined whether trends in the availability of pharmacies varied across communities in Chicago with different racial or ethnic compositions and whether "pharmacy deserts," or low-access neighborhoods, were more common in segregated black and Hispanic communities than elsewhere. They found that in 2012 there were disproportionately more pharmacy deserts in segregated black communities, as well as in low-income communities and federally designated Medically Underserved Areas. These findings suggest that public policies aimed at improving access to prescription medications may need to address factors beyond insurance coverage and medication affordability.
Citation: Qato DM, Daviglus ML, Wilder J . 'Pharmacy deserts' are prevalent in Chicago's predominantly minority communities, raising medication access concerns. Health Aff 2014 Nov;33(11):1958-65. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.1397.
Keywords: Access to Care, Medication, Provider: Pharmacist, Racial / Ethnic Minorities, Urban Health
Werth SR, Sachdeva N, Roberts AW
North Carolina Medicaid recipient management lock-in program: the pharmacist's perspective.
The objectives of this study were (a) evaluate pharmacists’ perceptions of the implementation of the North Carolina (NC) recipient management lock-in program (MLIP) and (b) determine how the beliefs and attitudes of pharmacists could promote or inhibit its success. It concluded that, although possible improvements were identified, the NC MLIP has strong potential for success as it utilizes pharmacists’ medication gate-keeping role, while minimizing the effort required for successful implementation.
Citation: Werth SR, Sachdeva N, Roberts AW . North Carolina Medicaid recipient management lock-in program: the pharmacist's perspective. J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2014 Nov;20(11):1122-9..
Keywords: Medicaid, Medication, Opioids, Provider: Pharmacist, Substance Abuse
Snyder ME, Frail CK, Jaynes H
Predictors of medication-related problems among Medicaid patients participating in a pharmacist-provided telephonic medication therapy management program.
The objective of this study was to identify predictors of medication-related problems (MRPs) among Medicaid patients participating in a telephonic medication therapy management (MTM) program. The analysis of study results supports the relative importance of number of medications as a predictor of MRPs in the Medicaid population and identifies other predictors.
Citation: Snyder ME, Frail CK, Jaynes H . Predictors of medication-related problems among Medicaid patients participating in a pharmacist-provided telephonic medication therapy management program. Pharmacotherapy 2014 Oct;34(10):1022-32. doi: 10.1002/phar.1462..
Keywords: Adverse Drug Events (ADE), Care Management, Community-Based Practice, Medicaid, Medication, Provider: Pharmacist
Ness GL, Sheehan AH, Snyder ME
Graduating student pharmacists' perspectives on e-professionalism and social media: qualitative findings.
The researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey of 212 graduating student pharmacists to characterize their views of professionalism on popular social media sites. The themes identified in the analysis were separation of personal and professional lives, how accountability for actions should vary by severity, and the extent of representation of the students’ character on social media.
Citation: Ness GL, Sheehan AH, Snyder ME . Graduating student pharmacists' perspectives on e-professionalism and social media: qualitative findings. J Am Pharm Assoc 2014 Mar-Apr;54(2):138-43. doi: 10.1331/JAPhA.2014.13188..
Keywords: Education: Academic, Education: Continuing Medical Education, Provider: Pharmacist, Social Media