Carpenter to Study How Often Chronically Ill Children Visit the Pharmacy Carpenter to Study How Often Chronically Ill Children Visit the Pharmacy If children with chronic disease often accompany their parents when picking prescriptions, pharmacies could be a good place to talk to kids about properly taking their meds. Delesha Carpenter and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh will study urban and rural pharmacies to see how often chronically ill children come in.
Roberts Wins UNC Impact Award for Analysis of Pharmacy Assistance Program Roberts Wins UNC Impact Award for Analysis of Pharmacy Assistance Program Andrew Roberts, PharmD, has won a 2015 Impact Award from the UNC Graduate School for his work documenting the medication adherence of patients in UNC Health Care's Pharmacy Assistance Program. Roberts is a graduate student in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy.
Lack of Instruction Leads to Decreased Adherence among Glaucoma Patients Lack of Instruction Leads to Decreased Adherence among Glaucoma Patients Glaucoma patients are more than twice as likely to be adherent to their medication regimen if their health-provider tells them how to use their eye drops, according to a recent UNC study led by Betsy Sleath, PhD. Unfortunately, only 14 percent of the patients in the study received any instructions.
Bailey, Fang Receive $1.6 Million Grant to Map Health Literacy Bailey, Fang Receive $1.6 Million Grant to Map Health Literacy Gang Fang, PhD, MPH, and Stacey Bailey, PharmD, PhD, plan to use the project to examine health literacy’s effect on hospital readmission rates. Hospitals are penalized by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services if patients who come in for certain conditions return to the hospital within thirty days after discharge.
UNC Study: Patients Getting Free Meds Take Them as Well as Those Who Pay UNC Study: Patients Getting Free Meds Take Them as Well as Those Who Pay UNC researchers studied adherence among patients enrolled in the UNC Health Care Pharmacy Assistance Program from 2009 through 2011 who received medication for high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol. About half the patients in the study taking medications hit the 80 percent adherent mark.
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