Drs. Lewis, Sharma, Akhtar, Young, and Noticewala’s submission “Addressing Polypharmacy One Pill at a Time” focused on improving documentation of polypharmacy, assessment of therapeutic appropriateness of medications, and identification of polypharmacy on the patient problem list in an outpatient resident clinic. Their standardized, multi-intervention approach led to a significant increase in positive outcomes, specifically a discontinuation of 86 unnecessary medications.
Thoughtful projects designed to focus on polypharmacy, resulting in the discontinuation of unnecessary medications, substantially improves the affordability of care for our patients.
To learn more about their project and how to implement similar initiatives at your institution, please join Dr. Chris Moriates, Executive Director of Costs of Care, and Dr. Andrew Lewis from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, for a plenary session at the HVPAA National Conference on Saturday, November 16th, in Baltimore, Maryland.