Medication-Related Problems Identified Through Continuous Medication Monitoring

Amber Goedken, Sharon Huang, Randal McDonough, Michael Deninger, William Doucette
2018 Pharmacy  
Community pharmacists performing Continuous Medication Monitoring (CoMM) systematically monitor each new prescription and refill dispensed for medication-related problems. The objectives for this study were to describe medication-related problems identified through CoMM and drug classes involved in problems. This 12-month pilot study used dispensing and clinical records from a single independent U.S. community pharmacy. Clinical records contain medication-related problems documented by the
more » ... acists. Problems identified for patients filling at least one prescription at the pharmacy and having at least one medication-related problem during the study period were included. A total of 8439 medication-related problems were identified for 1566 patients, an average of 5.4 problems per patient. Over 63% of problems were nonadherence. The drug class most often involved in problems was the central nervous system and analgesic class. Community pharmacists performing CoMM identified medication-related problems that might otherwise have gone undetected.
doi:10.3390/pharmacy6030086 pmid:30127287 fatcat:u623f6qzrfgf7kdeelnww2jeii