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An Integrated Health-System Specialty Pharmacy Model for Coordinating Transitions of Care: Specialty Medication Challenges and Specialty Pharmacist Opportunities
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Evolution of Interdisciplinary Transition of Care Services in a Primary Care Organization

Department of Family Medicine, Mountain Area Health Education Center, 123 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803, USA
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Pharmacy 2019, 7(4), 164; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy7040164
Received: 31 October 2019 / Revised: 22 November 2019 / Accepted: 28 November 2019 / Published: 3 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medication Management in Care Transitions)
Transitions of care create complex management challenges for providers and leave patients vulnerable to medication errors and hospital readmissions. This article examines the evolution of an interdisciplinary team of pharmacists and nurse care managers and their impact on safe and effective transitions from the acute care settings back into primary care. This article explores successes and challenges of this primary-care-based clinic in managing patients safely through often-complex situations, and explores future directions for improving care processes and outcomes. View Full-Text
Keywords: transitions; interdisciplinary; pharmacy; care management; nursing; hospital; readmissions transitions; interdisciplinary; pharmacy; care management; nursing; hospital; readmissions
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Hitch, W.J.; Ulrich, I.P.; Warren, A.C.; Stick, D.; Leyonmark, D.; Farrar, M. Evolution of Interdisciplinary Transition of Care Services in a Primary Care Organization. Pharmacy 2019, 7, 164.

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