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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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Snyder ME, Jaynes H, Gernant SA
Alerts for community pharmacist-provided medication therapy management: recommendations from a heuristic evaluation.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of alerts for community pharmacist-provided medication therapy management (MTM). The alerts come in five categories: indication, effectiveness, safety, adherence, and cost-containment. The heuristic evaluation used the Instrument for Evaluating Human-Factors Principles in Medication-Related Decision Support Alerts (I-MeDeSA). Four analysts’ individual ratings were summed for each alert, and a mean score on the modified I-MeDeSA was computed. The analysts’ scores were similar. The scores indicated opportunities for improvement across all MTM alert categories including principles of alert prioritization; text-based information; alarm philosophy; and corrective actions.
Citation: Snyder ME, Jaynes H, Gernant SA . Alerts for community pharmacist-provided medication therapy management: recommendations from a heuristic evaluation. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2019 Jul 16;19(1):135. doi: 10.1186/s12911-019-0866-0..
Keywords: Decision Making, Health Information Technology (HIT), Medication, Provider, Provider: Pharmacist
Shah PD, Calo WA, Marciniak MW
Service quality and parents' willingness to get adolescents HPV vaccine from pharmacists.
The researchers sought to examine whether pharmacy service quality was associated with parents' willingness to have immunizing pharmacists administer human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to their adolescent children. They found that parents who went to independent pharmacies had lower willingness to get HPV vaccine from pharmacists compared to parents who went to chain pharmacies, but there was no difference in willingness for parents who went to clinic versus chain pharmacies.
Citation: Shah PD, Calo WA, Marciniak MW . Service quality and parents' willingness to get adolescents HPV vaccine from pharmacists. Prev Med 2018 Apr;109:106-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.01.002.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Decision Making, Infectious Diseases, Provider: Pharmacist, Vaccination