Hypertension in Saskatchewan
A new study published in the Canadian Pharmacists Journal, shows that comprehensive long-term pharmacist care for Canadians with hyertension, including patient education and prescribing, improves health outcomes and will save money for Saskatchewan and Canada's health care system. For Saskatchewan, there is a potential savings of $423 million dollars. Pharmacists are in a unique position to help contribute to patient-centred care.
The peer-reviewed study looked at alternatives to usual hypertension care, including full scope pharmacist care—making full use of pharmacists’ scope of skills, including prescribing. The analysis shows a real and significant benefit from pharmacist care both in terms of cost savings and health benefits when compared to usual care.
For the full provincial report, see below
The model presented in the report has an interactive tool which allows users to explore changes in economic and health impacts in different time frames and health scenarios.
Simplified version of the app:
The national report is available below.
Please visit the Canadian Pharmacists Association website for further information on the national report.
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