Effectiveness of Interprofessional Collaboration with Pharmacists on Medication Adherence: A Systematic Review [paper]




Fulk, Melanie

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Introduction: Medication adherence is a growing healthcare concern. Medication adherence can impact a patient’s health, affect their overall care and causes an increase in healthcare costs. Pharmacists are one of the easiest accessible members of the healthcare team and should be used to their full potential. Methods: A systematic review of literature was conducted using three online search engines. Inclusion and exclusion criteria were developed. Seven articles were used, and an evidence synthesis table was created. Results: Evidence from this research demonstrates pharmacist involvement improves medication adherence. It also demonstrated pharmacist involvement has an overall positive effect on patient care. Discussion: Pharmacist involvement positively impacts patient outcomes. Further research needs to be conducted to determine best practice on improving medication adherence. Pharmacists should be utilized to the fullest extent of their licenses in the care of patients.



medication adherence, pharmacist, systematic review, primary care


Fulk, M. (2023). Effectiveness of interprofessional collaboration with pharmacists on medication adherence: A systematic review [paper]. St. David's School of Nursing, Texas State University.


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