Transitions of Care: Factors in Endocrinology Clinic Patients Post-Urgent Event – Completed

Funding Agency: Sanofi Aventis

To determine whether a planned pharmacist-managed comprehensive medication therapy management program in a physician practice setting decreases the number of hospital readmissions 6 months after a patient is discharged to home from a transition in care institution, compared to a historical control group.

To determine whether a planned pharmacist-managed comprehensive medication therapy management program in a physician practice setting decreases the number of medication related problems and costs compared to baseline, and improves other clinical and healthcare utilization measurements compared to a historical control group, including: change in blood pressure and HbA1c levels and number of other hospital utilizations, up to 6 months after discharge from a transition in care institution.

Tobacco Cessation in Coordinated Clinical Care (Baltimore C4) – Completed

   Funding Agency: Baltimore City

Our goal was to increase the number of uninsured patients referred to smoking cessation and to coach these patients through an optimal range of tobacco cessation cervices in a health center context, including : (a) physician-directed encounters and counseling for their patients who smoke; (b) medication and nicotine replacement guided through a six-step intensive pharmacist-directed intervention; (c) Smoke Buster Cessation and support group sessions led by trained volunteers; and (d) a program of follow-up calls and telephone support for patients. Baltimore C4 will develop new human and programmatic capacity to address this important problem and will ensure the range of effective services reach a maximum number of smoking adults in a five month project period.

Evaluation of the Outcomes of a Pharmacist-Run Smoking Cessation Program  (Completed)

Objectives
To describe the outcomes of a smoking cessation program in a UMB hospital clinic (Joslin’s Diabetes Center).
To describe the quit and abstinence rates from nicotine addiction and dependence