Washington D.C. (PRWEB) November 26, 2013
Patients with diabetes receiving prescribed heart medications through mail-service pharmacies are less likely to visit the emergency room than patients getting their medication at drugstores, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study. The new study adds to the growing body of evidence that home delivery of medications improves patient outcomes and reduce costs for consumers and payers, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said today.
“This new study shows that patients using home delivery for chronic medicines have fewer hospital and emergency room visits,” said PCMA President and CEO Mark Merritt. “Improving medication adherence also means lower overall health care costs.”
The Kaiser Permanente study adds to other government and peer-reviewed research that confirm mail-service pharmacies lower costs for consumers and payers, improve accuracy, and increase medication adherence for those suffering from chronic conditions.
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