Physician-Based Clinical Pharmacist
Empowering Healthy Aging
Physician-Based Clinical Pharmacist
Empowering Healthy Aging by Optimizing Medication Therapy Management

Empowering Patients to
Promote Healthy Aging

Empowering You to
Promote Healthy Aging

THE FACTS

>$400B

is spent on medications in the U.S. each year

~$300B

is spent on the misuse, underuse & overuse of medications

THE PROBLEM

People with chronic conditions generally use more health care services, including physician visits, hospital care and prescription drugs.

>50%

of Americans have at least one chronic condition

>86%

of healthcare spending is used to treat people with chronic conditions

>33-50%

of people with chronic conditions adhere to prescribed medication therapies

~1-3

adverse events leading to hospitalizations are associated with medications

THE OPPORTUNITY

A collaborative pharmacy practice model can demonstrate clinical and economic outcomes, physician time saved and expansion of clinical pharmacy services in a primary care clinic.

EMPOWERMENT + PARTICIPATION = HEALTHY AGING