The purpose of this study is to determine institutional adherence to specific quality measures following pharmacist intervention.
Based on the current practice model, quality measures were analyzed to determine which measures a pharmacist would best be able to impact.
A retrospective review of the indicated quality measures for fiscal year 2011 was conducted to determine baseline performance.
The measures chosen were: • Selection of perioperative prophylactic antibiotics •Duration of post‐operative antibiotics •Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis •Antibiotic selection in patients with pneumonia •Pneumococcal vaccination status.
Current average performance on some of the quality measures is not at the desired goal. Pharmacists are uniquely placed to impact adherence to quality measures related to medications. Educating all pharmacists on the national inpatient quality measures will ensure that all pharmacists are able to suggest changes in therapy for patients whose treatment is not meeting the quality measures.
Hay A, Shely C, Russett F. Impact of pharmacist intervention on institutional adherence to national hospital inpatient quality measures. Poster session presented at: Southeastern Residency Conference, 2012 April; Athens, GA.