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In a study investigating the effectiveness of diabetes management services from clinical pharmacists on patients, based on an estimated savings of $820 for each 1% decrease in A1c, the reduction in hemoglobin A1c saved about $59,040 over 1 year for the 191 participants.

Ragucci K, Fermo J, Wessell A, Chumney E. Effectiveness of Pharmacist-Administered Diabetes Mellitus Education and Management Services. Pharmacotherapy. 2005; 25(12): 1809-16. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7464122_Effectiveness_of_pharmacist-administered_diabetes_mellitus_education_and_management_services

Reference

Title
Effectiveness of Pharmacist-Administered Diabetes Mellitus Education and Management Services
Publication
Pharmacotherapy
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Ragucci K, Fermo J, Wessell A, Chumney E
Volume & Issue
Volume 25, Issue 12
Pages
1809-16
URL
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