Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
Examining effectiveness and costs of medications, how patients take medications, and how policies affect health outcomes
The Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy is committed to excellence in research, education, and service that advances the optimal use of medications with the goal of improving human health. Medications play a critical role in the prevention and management of many acute and chronic illnesses. However, the potential benefits that can be derived from medications are mitigated by a myriad of factors operating at different levels of the ecological framework (e.g., patient, family, health-care provider, health-care system, governmental policy).
- Ensuring that all people have the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to use medications appropriately
- Personalized medication treatment to ensure optimal effectiveness, safety and value in real world settings.
- Promoting informed and shared decision making so that prescribed medication regimens reflect patients’ values, preferences and needs.
- Communication and Decision Making
- Comparative Effectiveness
- Health Disparities
- Medication Utilization
- Patient Centered Outcomes
- Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis
View our recently updated 5-year strategic plan for the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy.
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