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ACCP Report - August 2019

CMM Study Team Publishes Study on Impact of CMM and Clinical Pharmacists on Primary Care Physicians

Results from work supported by the ACCP and ACCP Foundation grant titled “Enhancing Performance in Primary Care Medical Practice Through Implementation of Comprehensive Medication Management” suggest that clinical pharmacist–provided CMM positively affects primary care provider (PCP) clinical work, professional satisfaction, and burnout. These results were published in the July-August issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.1

A multidisciplinary team of authors from the University of Minnesota, the University of North Carolina, and the American Academy of Family Physicians National Research Network identified seven themes that illustrate how CMM affects PCP work-lives. This study provides new data to support the contention that CMM positively contributes to the quadruple aim of today’s health care improvement initiatives (improving patients’ health, enhancing patients’ care experience, decreasing health care costs, and improving the work-life of health care providers).

1Funk KA, Pestka DL, Roth McClurg MT, et al. Primary care providers believe that comprehensive medication management improves their work-life. J Am Board Fam Med 2019;32:462-73.