Researches Investigate Impact of Telepharmacy Services on Asthma Care

An article published in the January 2017 edition of the Journal of Asthma examines the impact of telepharmacy services on asthma care. Researchers “identified an independent community pharmacy with telehealth capabilities in a rural area with a high prevalence of asthma” and developed an asthma education program consisting of “three monthly education visits, with subsequent visits every three months for one year.” Eighteen of the 20 patients completed all six visits, and of those, “16 patients met ACT criteria for well controlled asthma” by the third visit. The researchers concluded telepharmacy “is an effective means to engage patients to gain and maintain asthma control.”

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