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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Clinical Pharmacist Intervention

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Schnipper, et al. Role of Pharmacist Counseling in Preventing ADEs After Hospitalization. Arch Int Med, 166, Mar 13, 2006.

  • Discharge counseling with 3-5 day follow-up phone call (N=178).
    • 30 day Preventable ADE rate 11% vs. 1%, but not all ADES
    • Half of patients had discrepancies from pre-admit to discharge
    • Did not improve medication adherence or ED/hospital re-admission

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