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Other Findings From Our VA Outpatient Clinical Pharmacist/Physician Intervention:
- Health literacy was associated with medication knowledge, but NOT with taking meds correctly or ADEs at 6 and 12 months.
- Outpatient pharmacist/physician evaluation can improve medication appropriateness, but hard to show improved clinical outcomes (ADEs).
- Patients are just as likely to NOT be taking a recommended medication as they are to be taken extra medications (polypharmacy).
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