Impact of clinical pharmacist engagement in ward teams on the number of drug-related readmissions among older patients with dementia or cognitive impairment: An economic evaluation.

Affiliation

Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience, Clinical Pharmacology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Clinical pharmacists play an increasing role in the pharmacological treatment of hospital-admitted older patients with dementia or cognitive impairment. In an earlier randomised controlled trial, clinical pharmacist involvement in the ward team could significantly reduce drug-related readmissions in patient subgroups. However, the economic impact of the intervention has not been addressed so far.

Keywords

Clinical pharmacy service,Dementia,Economic evaluation,Hospital readmissions,Randomised controlled trial,