The Get the Medications Right (GTMRx) Institute recently announced the release of the latest edition of its summary of published research from practice sites using comprehensive medication management (CMM). The Outcomes of Implementing and Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management in Team-Based Care: A Review of the Evidence on Quality, Access and Costs, December 2023, commonly referred to as the evidence document, highlights studies published from 2014 through the end of 2023 that best demonstrate the value of CMM in achieving all five aspects of the quintuple aim for health care improvement: providing high-quality care, reducing health care–related costs, improving the patient’s care experience, improving health care team members’ work-life balance, and achieving health equity.
The 2023 evidence document includes 21 studies, with three published in 2023. The new additions include a paper demonstrating the value of implementing CMM after discharge on readmission and health care costs for patients receiving high-risk medications, an assessment of patient acceptance of CMM in the Veterans Health Administration, and a descriptive report of the impact of CMM in patients with substance use disorder. The updated introduction also includes citations for two important reviews on the potential role for CMM in addressing social determinants of health. As a resource for disseminating the value of CMM, the annual updates of the evidence document continue to reflect the maturation of research in this area and the expansion of CMM into a wider range of practice settings. By sharing the evidence document with health care providers, administrators, and payers, GTMRx serves as an important partner for ACCP in driving the implementation of CMM in team-based patient care. In addition, it is hoped that this edition will stimulate new research demonstrating the value of CMM in reducing the adverse impact of social determinants of health and promoting health equity.
The evidence document is a product of the Evidence-Based Resources Subgroup of the GTMRx Practice and Care Delivery Transformation Workgroup. Authors include Shawn McFarland, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCACP; Marcia Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPA, BCPPS; Judith Jacobi, Pharm.D., FCCP, MCCM, BCCCP; and Mary Ann Kliethermes, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FCIOM, all members of ACCP. The Practice and Care Delivery Transformation Workgroup, as well as the other GTMRx workgroups, continues to add new members. ACCP members who are interested in participating in GTMRx are encouraged to become a signing member and indicate their interest in volunteering for a workgroup.