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A Description of Medication Therapy Management Services in Minnesota
Digatono, Amie Jo (University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, 2011)
 

Title 
A Description of Medication Therapy Management Services in Minnesota

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Issue Date
2011

Publisher
University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy

Type
Article

Abstract
Objective: To describe Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services in Minnesota, quantifying how many patient encounters occur per week and compiling provider and practice site characteristics. Design: Cross‐sectional study. Setting: Minnesota practice sites surveyed in June and July 2010. Participants: MTM providers in Minnesota who are registered users of the Assurance® documentation system or are members of the Minnesota Pharmacists Association MTM Academy. Intervention: Self‐administered online questionnaire completed by study participants. Main Outcome Measures: The number of patient encounters per week, practice site location, practitioner length of time as a MTM service provider, and the motivating factors for providing direct patient care services. Results: There were 56 respondents, reporting a median of 5 MTM patient encounters per week (range 0 to 35) and a median length of service of 4 years (range <1 to 15). Clinic‐based practices were reported by 66% of providers and community pharmacy‐based practices by 30%. Eighty‐five percent practice in an urban setting, 9% in a large rural town and 6% in a small rural town. Nearly half (46%) of providers are the sole practitioner at their site. The most commonly cited motivation for providing direct patient care services was to improve patient outcomes. Conclusion: MTM service providers in Minnesota were more likely to report practicing in an urban area and in a clinic. Many practices were low‐volume or newly established, with half of all respondents reporting 5 or fewer MTM patient encounters per week and a length of service of four years or less.

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issn: 2155-0417

Series/Report Number
Volume 02, Number 1, 2011

Series/Report Number
Volume 02, Number 1, 2011

Suggested Citation
Digatono, Amie Jo. (2011). A Description of Medication Therapy Management Services in Minnesota. University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/104592.


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