Telepharmacy Robotic Medication Delivery Unit
Technical Report,26 Nov 2008,30 Sep 2011
INRange Systems, Inc Altoona United States
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The military has an increasing number of patients with combat-related impairments that contribute to suboptimal medication self-management. These impairments include TBI, PTSD, poly-trauma, and mental health issues. A significant number of these patients are in transitional care outpatient settings, lacking adequate clinical staff to provide the necessary pharmacy services. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether the use of a TelePharmacy robotic remote medication dispensing unit TRMDU, in addition to medication review in patients assigned to WTUs, VA hospitals, and similar units, leads to improved outcomes and reduced health care costs for patients when compared with medication review alone. This study will use a prospective non-randomized repeated measures design with two sites using a control condition for 12 weeks, followed by a 12-week TRMDU intervention condition. The third site will serve as intervention only.
- Medicine and Medical Research