Advancing the Value of MTM

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Advancing the Value of MTM

Medication use and medication related problems are major problems in the U.S. health care system

Medication-related problems and medication mismanagement are a massive public health problem in the U.S. Experts estimate that 1.5 million preventable adverse events occur each year that result in $177 billion in injury & death. 

Pharmacists are the medication experts on the health care team

Pharmacists undergo years of training and experience in managing medication therapies and are the best qualified health care providers to help patients manage and effectively use medications.

Pharmacists improving care through collaboration

The Institute of Medicine advocates that healthcare should be safe, effective, patient centered, timely and efficient in meeting patient’s needs. The Institute of Medicine also encourages patients to actively participate in the health care process to prevent medication related problems. Pharmacist Medication Therapy Management services seek to enhance care to by improving collaboration between pharmacists, physicians and other health care providers; enhancing communication between patients and their health care team; and empowering patients to optimize medication use for improved health care outcomes.