Author Interviews, Compliance, Electronic Records, JAMA, University of Pennsylvania / 05.03.2020

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alexander C. Fanaroff, MD, MHS Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine University of Pennsylvania MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: This is a secondary analysis of the ARTEMIS, a cluster randomized trial of copayment assistance for P2Y12 inhibitors in patients that had myocardial infarction. One of the primary endpoints of ARTEMIS was persistence with P2Y12 inhibitors: Did the patient continue to take a P2Y12 inhibitor over the entire 1 year following MI? In ARTEMIS, we captured persistence data in two ways, patient report and pharmacy fill records. What we did in this study was to look at the agreement between persistence as measured by these two methods. (more…)
Author Interviews, JAMA, Outcomes & Safety / 31.01.2018

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Lene Vestergaard Ravn-Nielsen, MSc(Pharm) Hospital Pharmacy of Funen Clinical Pharmacy Department Odense University Hospital Odense, DenmarkLene Vestergaard Ravn-NielsenMSc(Pharm) Hospital Pharmacy of Funen Clinical Pharmacy Department Odense University Hospital Odense, Denmark MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? Response: Hospital readmissions are common among patients receiving multiple medication, with considerable costs to the patients and society. MedicalResearch.com: What are the main findings?  Response: A multifaceted clinical pharmacist intervention can reduce ED visits and hospital readmissions.  (more…)