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Pharmacist managed prospective interventional study in the management of hypertension at a tertiary care center in India

Syama P Thampi, Jason Guy, Raju Koneri, Dominic Benjamin, M Chandra Sekar, Balakeshwa Ramaiah


Hypertension is one of the most preventable contributors to disease and death. A multidisciplinary approach with greater involvement of clinical pharmacists in patient care will improve patient outcome in a cost-effective manner. A convenience sampling method utilizing protocols developed at the tertiary hospital were used for this study. A total of 220 patients were enrolled and monitored for the study by a student clinical pharmacist and supervising pharmacist. 133 recommendations were made, and 120 recommendations were accepted by physicians representing 90% of recommendations. Pharmacist interventions were effective in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure. This report thereby reinforces the pharmacists’ role in improving the health care system, leading to superior hypertensive patientoutcomes.


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