|What Is Medication Therapy Management?
Medication Therapy Management, also referred to as MTM, is a term used to describe a broad spectrum of health care services provided by pharmacists. As defined in 2004, medication therapy management is a service or group of services that optimize therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. These services include reviews of your current medication, pharmacotherapy consults, anticoagulation management, immunization, health and wellness programs and many other clinical services. In short, MTM is an invaluable service that helps take away the confusion of juggling many medications, provides opportunities for you to get healthier and relieves a lot of stress and worry about your health by identifying, preventing and resolving medication-related problems.
Who Can Benefit from Medication Therapy Management?
If you use prescription medication, non-prescription medication, herbal supplements or other dietary supplements then you can potentially benefit from medication therapy management services. People who benefit the most are likely those who have several medications, those who have various health conditions, those who have questions or problems with their medications, those who are taking medications that require close monitoring, those who have been hospitalized, the elderly and those who obtain their medications from more then one pharmacy.
Why is Medication Therapy Management Needed?
Medication-related problems and mismanagement are a massive public health problem in the United States. Experts estimate that 1.5 million preventable adverse effects and events occur each year that result in $177 billion in injury and death.
Where is Medication Therapy Management Provided?
Right here at our pharmacies. Our goal is to provide caring Medication Therapy Management for you and your family by making sure that your medication is right for you and your health conditions and that the best possible outcomes from treatment are achieved.