Medication-related problems are a significant public health issue within the healthcare system. Incidence estimates suggest that more than 1.5 million preventable medication-related adverse events occur each year in the United States, accounting for an excess of $177 billion in terms of medication-related morbidity and mortality.
Universal’s Medication Therapy Management program is designed to improve collaboration among pharmacists, physicians, and other healthcare professionals; enhance communication between patients and their healthcare team; and optimize medication use for improved patient outcomes.
Medication Therapy Management may contribute to medication error prevention, result in improved reliability of healthcare delivery, and enable patients to take an active role in medication and healthcare self-management.
The MTM program empower patients to take an active role in managing their medications. The services are dependent upon pharmacists working collaboratively with physicians and other healthcare professionals to optimize medication use in accordance with evidence-based guidelines.