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Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes

Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes

The authors of this study concluded that the ability to maximize the appropriate use of medications to prevent and control disease is critical to the success of a patient-centered medical home. As 75 percent of health care costs are related to chronic conditions, providers must maximize appropriate use of medications to achieve meaningful disease control and cost reductions. The paper cites that too often patients simply do not understand their medications and, consequently, the need to take them. It discusses the rationale for including comprehensive medication management services and it also delineates the key steps necessary to promote best practices for achieving meaningful quality improvements while reducing costs associated with poor-quality outcomes.

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