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Care comes full circle.
When you consider the full spectrum of Walgreens services, you have many reasons to make us an integral part of your healthcare strategy. Our 73,000 healthcare professionals provide the most integrated and diverse model of care in the industry. From pharmacists, medical doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to nurses, technicians and specialists, we make the personal delivery of care a priority for each and every one of your members, employees and constituents.
It begins with pharmacy, but goes much further.
Pharmacy and medication management.
Provide generic and specialty medications through an integrated patient profile system that delivers a greater continuity of care.

Patient Counseling.
Offer professional, confidential one-on-one services that improve adherence and disease management, leading to improved health and well-being.

Leverage a broad list of vaccinations and specialized preventive therapies to improve outcomes by avoiding illness before it happens.
Demonstrated, meaningful outcomes
Research findings in a number of areas demonstrate Walgreens leadership role in providing positive healthcare solutions.

  • Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs)
  • In a recent study of 2,838 Walgreens locations in MUAs, these pharmacies administered 38% of Walgreens total immunizations during the 2009-2010 flu season, providing a much needed access point for prevention.1

  • Food Oases
  • In pharmacies converted to food oases, the rate of influenza vaccinations increased from 15.9 to 28.0 per 1,000 pharmacy patients (increase of 75%).2 Expanding access and convenience to healthy food products in underserved areas can increase the rate of influenza vaccination among pharmacy patients.2

  • 90 Day Refills at Retail
  • Studies confirmed that patients prefer Retail 90 by a margin of 4:1 over mail,3 while medication adherence with Retail 90 is as good as or better than mail.4

  • Medication Adherence
  • Patients who utilized an online prescription management account like Walgreens had higher rates of medication adherence as compared with nonusers.5 Furthermore, patients who received additional pharmacist counseling at the beginning of therapy had better adherence and persistency.6 The enhanced pharmacist-led counseling program increased MPR by 27% (from 44% to 56%).7

  • Worksite Health
  • Patients filling prescriptions at a worksite pharmacy, like ones operated by Walgreens, were 22% less likely to have a gap in therapy of over 30 days compared to similar patients using mail order.8

  • Oral Chemotherapy-Cycle Management Program (CMP)
  • The Walgreens CMP program split-fill option reduces medication wastage, hospitalizations and costs, with savings of $934.20 per patient. Additionally, patients had a 2.9% probability of reductions in hospital admissions and indirect savings of $439 per patient. Combined savings totals $1,374 per patient.9

  • Convenient Care Clinics (CCCs)
  • As a low-cost alternative to non-emergency care, especially outside of regular physician hours, an estimated net savings of $135.5mm is attributed to CCCs, like Healthcare Clinic*, due to the avoidance of emergency room, urgent care center or primary care physician visits.10

  • Immunizations
  • Pharmacists are successful at identifying and immunizing at-risk patients. For instance, among 1.3 million at-risk patients receiving an influenza vaccination in 2010, 4.88% also received a pneumonia vaccination. This was significantly higher (68%) than the national benchmark rate of 2.90%.11 Overall, patients receiving Influenza Immunizations at pharmacies, like a Walgreens Pharmacy, are highly satisfied with pharmacists as immunization providers.12
See more outcomes in Clinical Programs.

1Murphy PA, Frazee SG, Cantlin JP, Cohen E, Rosan JR, Harshburger DE. Pharmacy provision of influenza vaccinations in medically underserved communities. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2012 Jan 1;52(1):67-70.

2 "Food Oases as Health Destinations: The Impact of Food Oasis Pharmacies on Influenza Vaccination Rates in Chicago Underserved Areas and Food Deserts." Michael Taitel, PhD; Heather Kirkham, PhD, MPH; Adam Cannon, MPH; Leonard Fensterheim, MPH; Jack Cantlin, RPh. Presented at the 2012 National Immunization Conference, March 2012.

3 Community Pharmacy and Mail Order Cost and Utilization for 90-Day Maintenance Medication Prescriptions. Nikhil Khandelwal, PhD; Ian Duncan, FSA, MAAA; Elan Rubinstein, PharmD, MPH; Tamim Ahmed, PhD, MBA; and Cheryl Pegus, MD, MPH. J Manag Care Pharm. 2012;18(3):247-55.

4 Khandelwal N, Duncan I, Rubinstein E, Ahmed T, Pegus C, Murphy P, Kudrak K. Medication Adherence for 90-Day Quantities of Medication Dispensed through Retail and Mail Order Pharmacies. The American Journal of Managed Care. 2011; 17(11):e427 - e434.

5 Hou J, Murphy P, Tang A, Khandelwal N., Duncan I, Pegus C. (2012). Impact of an online prescription management account on medication adherence. The American Journal of Managed Care, 18, e86-e90.

6 Taitel M, Jiang J, Rudkin K, Ewing S, Duncan I. The impact of pharmacist face-to-face counseling to improve medication adherence among patients initiating statin therapy. Patient Preference and Adherence, 2012, 6(1)323-329.

7 Jenny Jiang, MS; Michael Taitel, PhD; Nikhil Khandelwal, PhD; Kristi Rudkin, PharmD; Ian Duncan, FSA, FIA, FCIA, MAAA; "Impact of Community Pharmacist-Led Counseling on Patient Medication Adherence." Poster presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), April 2012.

8 The Value of Pharmacists in Health Care Avinash Patwardhan, Ian Duncan, Patricia Murphy, Cheryl Pegus Population Health Management. Jun 2012, Vol. 15, No. 3: 157-162

9 Khandelwal N, Duncan I, Ahmed T et al. Impact of Clinical Oral Chemotherapy Program on Wastage and Hospitalizations. J Oncol Pract. 2011; (3 Suppl):e25s-9s

10 Patwardhan 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.

11 Taitel M, Cohen E, Duncan I, Pegus C. Pharmacists as providers: Targeting pneumococcal vaccinations to high risk populations. Vaccine (2011), doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.08.051.

12 Taitel M, Terranova B, Baloun L, Kirkham H, Ian Duncan F, Pegus C. Pharmacists as Immunization Providers: Patient Attitudes and Perceptions. Pharmacy Times, 2011.

*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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