Cardiovascular Diseases in Old Age Clinical Trial
The Impact of Comprehensive Medication Management Services on Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Cardiovascular Diseases at Primary Care Level
Patients with established cardiovascular disease (CVD) often have multiple medications that increase the risk of prevalence of drug therapy problems (DTP), subsequently leading to unfavourable clinical and health outcomes. By providing Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) services to patients within a healthcare system, pharmacists assess patients' medication-related needs, identify and prevent DTP, develop individualized care plan for each individual patient and evaluate and monitor outcomes. Thus, the CMM services delivered at the primary care level in collaboration with general practitioners and other healthcare providers could address this problem and by optimizing therapy improve patients' clinical outcomes and quality of life. Studies have shown that patients with chronic diseases have the greatest benefit from the CMM services. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of CMM services on clinical and humanistic outcomes in patients with established CVD. The study will employ prospective, longitudinal, pre- and postintervention study with a 1-year patient follow-up.
|Source||University of Zagreb|
|Start date||January 8, 2018|
|Completion date||January 17, 2021|