Silver Book Fact

During the first year of a community pharmacy services program in 2003 which included 256 diabetes patients who used scheduled consultations, clinical goal setting, monitoring and collaborative drug therapy management with physicians and referrals to diabetes educators, the total average health care costs per patient were $918 lower than projected for the first year of enrollment.

Garret D, Bluml B. Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes: First-year clinical, humanistic, and economic outcomes. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2005; 45(2): 130-7. http://www.aphafoundation.org/sites/default/files/ckeditor/files/MP7-PSMP-Diabetes-JAPhA-Final%20Report.pdf

Reference

Title
Patient Self-Management Program for Diabetes: First-year clinical, humanistic, and economic outcomes
Publication
J Am Pharm Assoc
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Garret D, Bluml B
Volume & Issue
Volume 45, Issue 2
Pages
130-7
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • For every 10 mmHg reduction in systolic blood pressure, the risk of diabetic complications is reduced by 12%.  
  • Every additional dollar spent on the overall treatment of type 2 diabetes has produced health gains valued at $1.49.  
  • LDL-C Screening: Trends, 1998-2006  
  • Comprehensive foot care programs for diabetics can reduce amputation rates by as much as 45-85%.  
  • One economic model predicts that if type 1 and type 2 diabetics had begun Captopril (a drug that controls blood pressure and delays the onset of kidney failure) treatment in…