Annual Meeting of the Association of Health Services Research. San Diego, CA, USA, 1994/12/06.
We estimated the cost and cost-effectiveness of a clinical pharmacist intervention known to improve the appropriateness of drug prescribing.
Elderly veteran outpatients prescribed at least five drugs were randomized to an intervention (105 patients) or control (103) group and followed for 1 year.
The intervention pharmacist provided advice to patients and their physicians during all general medicine visits.
Mean fixed and variable costs/intervention patient were $36 and $84, respectively Health services use and costs were comparable between groups.
Intervention costs ranged from $7.50-30/patient/unit change in drug appropriateness.
The cost to improve the appropriateness of drug prescribing is thus relatively low.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pharmacien, Soin pharmaceutique, Pratique professionnelle, Analyse avantage coût, Personnel sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Vieillard, Homme, Ambulatoire, Coût, Prescription médicale, Médicament, Médecin généraliste, Conseil, Interaction sociale, Information biomédicale, Pharmacologie clinique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chemist, Pharmaceutical care, Professional practice, Cost benefit analysis, Health staff, United States, North America, America, Elderly, Human, Ambulatory, Costs, Medical prescription, Drug, General practitioner, Council, Social interaction, Biomedical information
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