Leveraging Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in Primary Care Practices
Studies have shown that 70% of individuals age 65 and older take 5 or more medications, particularly those with chronic disease. The opportunities for confusion, error and adverse drug events are high. Medication Therapy Management coupled with prevention and chronic disease management strategies are effective evidence-based activities to address this critical public health concern.
The challenge is to consistently help patients manage multiple medications safely. The purpose of this How-to Guide is to help practices leverage MTM to improve the health of their patients with chronic disease.
MTM How-To Guide
This Guide provides practical strategies that family physicians can use in their practices to support patients with chronic disease and multiple medications, and incorporate these strategies into the practice workflow and patient care plans.