Assessing the Impact of Comprehensive Medication Management on Achievement of the Quadruple Aim

Published:January 17, 2021DOI:


      Nonoptimized medication regimens cost patients and payors in the United States more than $528 billion in additional health care expenses each year. Comprehensive medication management is a patient-centered approach to medication optimization delivered by a clinical pharmacist working with the patient, physicians, and other members of the health care team. Comprehensive medication management ensures medications are assessed for appropriateness, effectiveness, and safety given the patient's clinical status, comorbidities, and other medications, as well as the patient's ability to take the medications as intended and adhere to the regimen. This article reviews the growing body of literature demonstrating the value of comprehensive medication management in achieving the quadruple aim of health care: better care, reduced health care costs, an improved patient experience, and provider well-being.


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