Pharmacist-physician collaboration for diabetes care: cardiovascular outcomes

Journal Name: 
Ann.Pharmacother.
Authors: 
Howard-Thompson,A.
Farland,M.Z.
Byrd,D.C.
Airee,A.
Thomas,J.
Campbell,J.
Cassidy,R.
Morgan,T.
Suda,K.J.
Abstract: 
BACKGROUND: Only 23% of patients are meeting all goals for cardiovascular complications of diabetes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study is to evaluate the effect of a pharmacist-physician collaboration on attainment of cardiovascular-related goals in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: This prospective, multicenter cohort enrolled patients from 7 practice sites that were members of the University of Tennessee Pharmacist Practice Based Research Network (UT Pharm Net). Patients were included if they were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, at least 18 years of age and English speaking. Pregnant patients were excluded. Patients were followed for 12 months after enrollment. Primary cardiovascular outcomes included reduction in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) as well as the proportion of patients achieving a blood pressure goal of
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2013
Volume: 
47
Pages: 
1471-1477
Keywords: 
blood, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, collaboration, complications, Diabetes, electronic, Goals, Health, Male, Methods, patient, Patients, Pharmacies, Pharmacy, Research, Risk, Tennessee, Universities