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