Journal article

The MEDMAN study: a randomized controlled trial of community pharmacy-led medicines management for patients with coronary heart disease

Mariesha Jaffray, Christine Bond, Margaret Watson, Philip Hannaford, Michela Tinelli, Anthony Scott, Amanda Lee, Alison Blenkinsopp, Claire Anderson, Anthony Avery, Paul Bissell, Janet Krska

FAMILY PRACTICE | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There have been recent moves to extend the role of the community pharmacist to include medicine management. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted in nine sites in England. Patients with coronary heart disease were identified from general practice computer systems, recruited and randomized (2:1) to intervention or control. The 12-month intervention comprised an initial consultation with a community pharmacist to review appropriateness of therapy, compliance, lifestyle, social and support issues. Control patients received standard care. The primary outcome measures were appropriate treatment [derived from the National Service Framework (NSF)], health status (SF-36, E..

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