Infographic: Addressing Medication Complexity Through Community-Based Strategies

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Juggling medications can be overwhelming for people with complex needs — individuals who often struggle with low health literacy, unstable housing, isolation, and other unmet issues. This population is often prescribed multiple medications from numerous providers taken on different schedules with no overall provider oversight, according to a new infographic by the Center for Health Care Strategies.

The infographic illustrates this issue and outlines community-based approaches to address it, such as developing risk algorithms to identify at-risk patients and simplifying medication use through comprehensive medication management.

Leveraging Pharmacists to Reduce Cost and Improve Medication Adherence in High-Risk PopulationsWhen it comes to medication management for Medicare beneficiaries, there are more than 25 different factors that can complicate proper use of prescribed medicines—from affordability issues, even among the insured, to fear of a drug’s side effects to potential dangers from high-risk medications or health conditions.

Leveraging Pharmacists to Reduce Cost and Improve Medication Adherence in High-Risk Populations examines Novant Health’s deployment of pharmacists as part of its five-pronged strategy to deliver healthcare value through medication management services.

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