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Benefits for MTM Patients and Employers
Patients take medications to improve the quality of their health and their lives, but many are unsure about whether they are really benefitting from them the way they should. Many patients also take a combination of prescribed and over-the-counter medications as well as natural and vitamin supplements.
Experts who can help manage these medication regimens contribute to both the well-being and safety of the patient. Employers who offer MTM services benefit both in productivity and in savings. They also create a work environment that encourages wellness for all. Advantages include:
- Improved patient adherence and utilization of medications
- Increased percentage of patients meeting their treatment goals (e.g., blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol)
- Reduced drug duplication, harmful side effects, or interactions between medications, vitamins, and supplements
- Greater medication cost savings, and medical resource cost savings (e.g., fewer emergency department visits), due to more effective use of drug therapy
The Importance of Medication Adherence
Research demonstrates that medication nonadherence has a significant negative impact on patient outcomes and overall health-care costs.