medication therapy management, MTM, comprehensive medication review, CMR, medication adherence
Objectives: To describe pharmacists' attitudes toward and satisfaction with on-line training modules on MTM tools and tips for pharmacists and to characterize how useful the tools and concepts in the modules were to pharmacists when delivering MTM services.
Methods: Researchers distributed a web-based survey to pharmacists who had viewed the training modules that had been posted onto the training web site of OutcomesMTM. The majority of survey questions consisted of a 6-point Likert scale. Questions assessed pharmacists' opinions on the use of the tools. Information also was collected on implementing MTM tips, pharmacist demographics, and practice site characteristics.
Results: Respondents rated the Tool to Improve Medications in the Elderly via Review (TIMER) and DRug Adherence Work-up (DRAW) tools favorably across multiple items. Many pharmacists integrated the MTM tips into their practices, and reported increased efficiency in their delivery of MTM services.
Conclusion: Pharmacist training and tools such as the TIMER and DRAW tools plus MTM practice tips can assist pharmacists in providing MTM services to patients.
Doucette WR, Nguyen E, Zhang Y, et al. Value of Online Medication Therapy Management Resources: Community Pharmacist Perspectives. Inov Pharm. 2014;5(1): Article 150. http://pubs.lib.umn.edu/innovations/vol5/iss1/12.