Similar to the Star Rating system by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a new quality measure has been introduced for retail clinics and other healthcare professionals.
Pharmacies can take precautions to ensure that they are not unknowingly assisting medical identity theft.
After the Target Corporation credit card breach, which affected thousands of customers, people seem to be more leery of identity theft and the illegal use of their personal financial information.
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New Allergic Rhinitis Guidelines Provide Clinicians Evidence-Based Summaries of Quality Improvement Opportunities
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is the fifth most common chronic disease in the United States, and the most common chronic disease in children.
In a recent interview with Inside Patient Care: Pharmacy & Clinics, Tonya Winders, MBA, CEO & President of Allergy & Asthma Network, discussed the role of retail pharmacies and clinics in allergy and asthma care, as well as questions healthcare professionals should ask patients to ascertain their goals, and how to best work with patients to meet these goals.
Asthma affects 18.7 million adults and 6.8 million children in the United States. Asthma attacks are associated with coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, and trouble breathing. In addition to taking your medication as prescribed by your physician, the following are tips for how to avoid asthma attacks.
According to a 2011 report from the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 11% of Americans 12 years and older took an antidepressant between 2005 and 2008, with more than one-third of patients with current severe depressive symptoms taking antidepressants.
An 8-year-old child, born male who identified as and expressed externally (eg, clothing, haircut, behavior) as a girl, presented for a new patient appointment.
Although patients of all ages are seen in the retail pharmacy setting, older adults make up a large portion of that population.
Questions Answered: Cutting-Edge Research Shapes the Design of Primary Care Services in the Retail Pharmacy Setting
In a recent interview with Inside Patient Care: Pharmacy & Clinics, Michael Feehan, PhD, Visiting Professor, and Mark A. Munger, PharmD, FCCP, Professor, Department of Pharmacotherapy, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah, discussed the increasing focus on providing primary healthcare services in retail pharmacies, and how this evolution can be informed by novel, large-scale research, with consumers, pharmacists, and reimbursement decision makers.