Special Issue "Medication Management in Care Transitions"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Adjunct Associate Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Interests: clinical pharmacy; care transitions; anticoagulation; pharmacist prescribing; billing for pharmacy services; primary care; family medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Interests: clinical pharmacy; care transitions; patient care team; primary care; pharmacy service models; billing for pharmacy services
Medication management is an overarching term used to describe services aimed at optimizing medication use. Medication management may include patient education; medication reconciliation; medication evaluation; and medication optimization through patient education, communication with other health care providers, and utilization of adherence tools. Pharmacists have extensive knowledge of the evidence-based use of medications and safety, communication strategies that optimize interprofessional work, and patient education techniques. This knowledge base optimally positions pharmacists to provide medication management.
Patients are particularly vulnerable to medication errors at points of care transition. Care transitions are defined as the movement of care from one healthcare setting to another or from one set of health care practitioners to another. Medications errors may result in increased complexity of care, hospital readmissions, and higher health care costs. Although still not widely adopted, pharmacy interventions during and after hospitalization have demonstrated a reduction in medication-related problems, use of emergency care, and hospital readmissions. We invite you and your colleagues to send in articles for this Special Issue on ‘’Medication Management in Care Transitions’’. We welcome research regarding medication management surrounding care transitions in practice, theoretical and methodological reflections, as well as reflections about tendencies and challenges in care transitions.
Prof. Dr. Emily Hawes
Dr. Jamie Cavanaugh
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Care transitions
- Medication management
- Medication reconciliation