With support from a Web-based program, pharmacists provide weekly feedback and host monthly group sessions to help individuals adopt healthier behaviors that reduce cardiovascular risk, leading to increased levels of physical activity, weight loss, and lower systolic blood pressure.
A specially designed pill-bottle system supplied visual and auditory reminders to patients, along with telephone reminders after missed doses and progress reports to be shared with providers; the program significantly increased medication adherence in those with uncomplicated hypertension.
A hospital links HIV-positive prisoners to medical care and other social services before and after release to enable successful reentry into the community, leading to enhanced access to these services and less recidivism.
Working in collaboration with geriatricians, a nurse practitioner comanaged the care of frail, elderly patients with any of five chronic conditions, leading to better adherence to recommended care processes.
A licensed pharmacist or registered nurse periodically consults via telephone over a 7-month period with adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis, leading to improvements in medication adherence and physical functioning and to high levels of patient satisfaction.
A combination of telephone-based nurse case management and automated symptom monitoring leads to significant reductions in the severity of pain and depression in cancer patients being treated in urban and rural oncology practices.
Pharmacists, pharmacy students or residents, and volunteers conduct clinics at primary care practices that help elderly, low-income patients access appropriate, cost-effective medications.
Regular reminders via text message enhance adherence to medication regimens and reduce risk of organ rejection in pediatric liver transplant patients.
Clinicians follow algorithms that lay out a standardized process for ensuring that surgical inpatients and outpatients receive beta blockers as appropriate, leading to near universal compliance with recommended therapy.
Having nonclinical staff supervise elementary school children as they take their asthma medication each morning resulted in better medication compliance and asthma control.