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Pacmed, LLC
by Koblick, Amber, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 64; 10604061
Abstract (Summary)

Over one-quarter of Americans manage multiple chronic diseases. Although there have been recent scientific breakthroughs leading to medications that improve outcomes for chronic conditions, individuals can still experience adverse outcomes from medication non-adherence. Patients aged 65 and older are at higher vulnerability for severe consequences such as hospitalization, mortality, and morbidity due to inadequate medication adherence. A change in how medication is filled and packaged needs to happen in order to improve adherence rates in the United States. Studies have found that an estimated 90 million Americans have difficulty reading and following medication instructions. PacMed, LLC is a mail order pharmacy designed to meet the needs of patients struggling to be adherent to their medications. This business plan will provide how PacMed, LLC can increase medication adherence and the benefits it can provide to payers, hospitals, and patients.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gotz, Cindy
Commitee: O'Lawrence, Henry, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health sciences, Health care management
Keywords: Chronic illness, Mail order pharmacy, Medication, Medication adherence, Pharmacy
Publication Number: 10604061
ISBN: 978-0-355-28019-7
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