Flu vaccines are now available at local pharmacies, clinics, and other providers. As well as educating our patients about timing and which vaccine is the best choice, uninsured patients need vaccinations to be affordable.
Have you started to hear more about population health, health equity, or pharmacoequity in your workplace or even communities? These are newer terminologies that have been in the spotlight, particularly over the last several months being brought forth with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether looking at insurance coverage or socioeconomic status, underutilization of prescription medications is oftentimes associated with cost. These are certainly significant contributing factors but solely focusing on cost ignores a significant issue at play: physical proximity.
The topics of patient-centered care and value-based care (VBC) dominate a lot of health care discussions. Almost uniformly, though, those conversations leave out one of the most valuable elements of whole-person VBC: the pharmacy.