Medication optimization in Multidisciplinary Post Myocardial Infarction Clinic
Project Description: The Heart and Vascular clinic at the UF Health Heart and Vascular Hospital opened a Multi-disciplinary Post-Myocardial Infarction Clinic on December 15, 2017. The clinic’s primary focus is to provide transition of care services to patients who have been discharged from the hospital within 7 days after sustaining a heart attack. The patients are seen by a cardiologist, a pharmacist, an exercise physiologist and are referred to smoking cessation courses if applicable. Our hypothesis is that early follow up after discharge will improve patient outcomes and decrease readmission rates. This study will specifically focus on the patient medication list and the role in which medication optimization can play in improving patient outcomes. Working alongside a cardiologist, the pharmacist reviews both prescription and over the counter medications and assesses for adherence, adverse interactions, duplicates, discrepancies in medication dosing, and errors in self-administration. As patients are identified to have evidence of a medication error, the cardiologist and pharmacist will collaborate to identify the best care plan for the patient and rectify the error. These interventions will be used as our measures and outcomes as outlined below.
QPI: Farran, Weaver, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Collaborators: (Phillip.Maharrey@medicine.ufl.edu); (Ellen.Keeley@medicine.ufl.edu)
Advisors: Anzeela, Schentrup, (email@example.com)
UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None
MeSH Keywords: post myocardial infarction, readmission rates, medication optimization