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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Other Findings From Our VA Outpatient Clinical Pharmacist/Physician Intervention:

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  • 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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