Partnering with a Pharmacist May Decrease Burnout Among Primary Care Providers

Pharmacists in participating clinics provide a defined service called comprehensive medication management (CMM). Through CMM, all medications are assessed to ensure appropriateness, safety, and that they meet desired goals and can be taken as prescribed.

Kylee Funk, lead author and an assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy, notes the research team found that PCPs described the pharmacist as a collaborative partner and a professional who contributes a complementary knowledge and skill set.

When pharmacists are embedded in a clinical team, PCPs experienced improvement in work-life aspects:

    • decreased workload;
    • satisfaction patients are receiving better care;
    • reassurance;
    • decreased mental exhaustion;
    • enhanced professional learning;
    • increased provider access;
    • achievement of quality measures.

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