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Outcomes Research Brief: 90-Day Retail

TOPICS: Specialty Pharmacy, Infusion

Publications: Population Health Management, American Journal of Managed Care

Putting time on your side.

There's great satisfaction in having a medication option that carries your employees and members beyond their traditional 30-Day fill. Through our research, learn how Walgreens 90-Day Retail prescriptions are preferred 4:1 over mail. A significant finding that helps drive adherence and improve outcomes - all while curbing costs. Request a copy of the complete research brief

Outcomes Research Brief: Convenient Care Clinics

TOPIC: Community Pharmacy, Outpatient Care

Publications: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, American Journal of Medical Quality, Retail Clinician

When convenience adds a new level of care.

Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens* offers a model of patient-driven care that emphasizes high-quality, low-cost services in a convenient setting. Our study justifies the role of care beyond typical doctor office hours - and an estimated $135.5mm cost savings that result in avoiding emergency room, urgent care and primary care physician visits.1 Request a copy of the complete research brief

1Patwardhan A, Davis J, Murphy P. "After-hours Access of Convenient Care Clinics and Cost Savings Associated With Avoidance of Higher-Cost Sites of Care." Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 1-3. doi: 10.1177/2150131911436251. February 2012.

Outcomes Research Brief: Diabetes

TOPICS: Community Pharmacy, Workplace Health

Health and Productivity Management

A thoughtful plan for chronic conditions.

Our research has demonstrated that a pharmacist-led diabetes education care program - delivered at either a Walgreens community or workplace pharmacy - improves overall patient health, long-term engagement and clinical outcomes. Studies have shown, on average, that participants in the program decreased their 10-year Framingham risk score by 10.5%. A remarkable factor that can lead to lowered healthcare costs. Request a copy of the complete research brief

Outcomes Research Brief: Heart Failure

TOPIC: Specialty Solutions, Infusion Therapies

Publications: American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Balancing heart care with end-of-life preferences.

The Walgreens Inotropic Infusion Program (WIIP) for Stage D heart failure patients provides education on infusion medication and self-administration. Part of a network of specialty infusion pharmacies, WIIP can significantly reduce admissions and costs. In fact, our study showed that reduced hospital admissions equated to an estimated savings of $17,186 per patient, and total savings for the group (236 patients) was estimated at almost $4.1 million, excluding the cost of the therapy. Request a copy of the complete research brief

Outcomes Research Brief: HIV Specialized Pharmacies

TOPIC: Community Pharmacy, Specialty Pharmacy

Publications: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association

Specialized pharmacies make the case.

Adherence to complex antiretroviral therapy (ART) increases clinical outcomes for HIV/AIDS patients while enhancing financial outcomes. Learn how special incentivized healthcare benefits, like those provided by Walgreens HIV Specialized Pharmacies, demonstrated a higher adherence (MPR: 90% vs. 77%, p<0.0001) over traditional community pharmacies, as cited in our study. Request a copy of the complete research brief

Outcomes Research Brief: Immunizations

TOPIC: Community Pharmacy

Publications: Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, Pharmacy Times

Improving immunization rates through easier access.

It's true. When pharmacists in community pharmacies provide vaccinations, they can enhance immunization rates, especially for chronic, at-risk patients and underserved populations. And that means better health outcomes and lower healthcare costs. One of two studies showed that, among 1.3 million at-risk patients receiving an influenza vaccination, 4.88% also received a PPSV vaccination. This was significantly higher (68%) than the national benchmark rate of 2.90%. Request a copy of the complete research brief

Outcomes Research Brief: IVIG Therapy Management Program

TOPIC: Specialty Solutions, Infusion Therapies

Publications: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease

Home-based care. Success-based outcomes.

Walgreens Home Infusion and Respiratory Services allow patients to safely receive IVIG in the comfort of their home when proper patient management and support guidelines are followed. Our study shows a number of successful findings on home-based infusion and respiratory treatment, including the advantage of premedication to IVIG. In fact, one statistic showed that adverse reactions were significantly lower for patients who received premedication compared with non-premedicated patients (18.4% vs. 27.1, p<0.04). Request a copy of the complete research brief

Outcomes Research Brief: Medication Adherence

TOPIC: Community Pharmacy, Workplace Health, Mail Services

Publications: Population Health Management, American Journal of Managed Care

Seeing the value of accessibility.

Getting access to prescriptionsin person, by phone and onlinehas shown to improve medication adherence, resulting in better care for patients and improved financial performance for employers and payers. One piece of our study revealed that our enhanced pharmacist-led counseling program helped realize a 27% increase of MPR (from 44% to 56%). Request a copy of the complete research brief

Outcomes Research Brief: Chemotherapy Cycle Management Program

TOPIC: Specialty Solutions

Publications: Journal of Oncology Practice, American Journal of Managed Care

Count on care to reduce cost and waste.

By implementing split dosing and active patient management and support for oral chemotherapy patients, the Walgreens Cycle Management Program (CMP) can improve quality of care and achieve significant cost savings from reduced medication wastage and reduced hospital admissions. In fact, our study revealed a combined total savings of $1,374 per patient. Request a copy of the complete research brief

Outcomes Research Brief: Medical Injectable Drug (MID) Program

TOPIC: Specialty Solutions

Publications: Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy

Our specialty is drug management.

The findings are clear. By managing specialty drug distribution using the Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy Provider (SPP) Medical Injectable Drug (MID) program, managed care organizations (MCOs) can achieve remarkable cost savings while maintaining a higher-quality level of patient care. For example, between 2007 and 2008, the MID program saved a health plan approximately $28.5 million or an average of $0.25 PMPM over the two-year period. Request a copy of the complete research brief

Outcomes Research Brief: Value of Pharmacists in Healthcare Delivery

TOPIC: Community Pharmacy

Publications: Pharmacy Times

Championing the role of a pharmacist.

Pharmacists are a credible part of a patients medical care team. Their training provides a breadth of clinical services - including medication and chronic care management and immunizations - resulting in significant clinical outcomes and curtailed costs. One survey revealed that 90% of respondents were extremely satisfied with pharmacist-directed flu immunizations in terms of convenience, service and value. Request a copy of the complete research brief

Outcomes Research Brief: Worksite Health Centers

TOPIC: Workplace Health

Publications: Population Health Management, Health and Productivity Management, American Journal of Managed Care, Disease Management, Population Health Management, Journal of Health and Productivity

Giving care a front seat at work.

Our peer-reviewed study demonstrates the clinical and financial value of having an integrated worksite health center for employees. Appropriate medication dosing, improved adherence and increased disease program engagement and retention are all winning attributes of an onsite Walgreens. One notable statistic acknowledged that patients filling prescriptions at a worksite pharmacy were 22% less likely to have a gap in therapy of over 30 days compared to similar patients using mail order services (45.0% vs. 57.8%). Request a copy of the complete research brief


* Formerly known as Take Care Clinic at time study was conducted.

Patient care services provided by Take Care Health Services, an independently owned corporation whose licensed healthcare professionals are not employed by or agents of Walgreen Co., or its subsidiaries, including Take Care Health Systems, LLC.
 
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