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Randomised evaluation of the Italian medicines use review provided by community pharmacists using asthma as a model (RE I-MUR)

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Health Services Research, April 2015
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Title
Randomised evaluation of the Italian medicines use review provided by community pharmacists using asthma as a model (RE I-MUR)
Published in
BMC Health Services Research, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12913-015-0791-6
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Authors

Andrea Manfrin, Trudy Thomas, Janet Krska

Abstract

The Italian Ministry of Health decided to introduce community professional services in 2010. This trial provides an opportunity to evaluate the outcomes of a new professional pharmacy service: Italian Medicines Use Review (I-MUR) aimed at reducing the severity of asthma and its associated costs. This is a cluster randomised controlled trial of the I-MUR service. Data will be collected over time before, during and after pharmacists' intervention. Fifteen Italian regions will be involved and it is aimed to recruit 360 community pharmacists and 1800 patients. Each pharmacist will receive training in medicines use review, recruit five patients, administer the Asthma Control Test and provide the I-MUR service. Pharmacists will be allocated to different groups, one group will be trained in and provide the I-MUR service immediately after completion of the baseline ACT score, the other group will receive training in the I-MUR and provide this service three months later. Group allocation will be random, after stratification by region of Italy. The I-MUR service will involve gathering data following each patient consultation including demographic details, patients regular medications, including those used for asthma, their attitude towards their medications and self-reported adherence to treatments. In addition, pharmacists will identify and record pharmaceutical care issues and any advice given to patients during the I-MUR, or recommendations given to doctors. Pharmacists will upload trial data onto a web platform for analysis. The primary outcome measure is the severity of asthma before, during and after the I-MUR assessed using the Asthma Control Test score. Secondary measures: number of all active ingredients used by patients during and after the I-MUR, number of pharmaceutical care issues identified during the I-MUR, patients' self-reported adherence to asthma medication during and after the I-MUR, healthcare costs based on the severity of asthma, before, during and after the I-MUR service provision. This study has been developed because of the need for a new way of working for pharmacists and pharmacies; it is the first trial of any community pharmacy-based pharmaceutical care intervention in Italy. The results will inform future policy and practice in Italian community pharmacy. ISRCTN72438848 .

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 70 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 15%
Student > Postgraduate 8 11%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Researcher 7 10%
Other 11 15%
Unknown 14 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 20 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Environmental Science 1 1%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 15 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 July 2016.
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#10,623,850
of 19,208,681 outputs
Outputs from BMC Health Services Research
#3,711
of 6,489 outputs
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#101,375
of 240,906 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Health Services Research
#74
of 163 outputs
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