The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) recently addressed medication therapy management services (MTMS) in long-term care. MTMS programs are expected to (1) optimize therapeutic outcomes through improved medication use; (2) reduce the risk of adverse events, including adverse drug interactions; (3) be conducted by a pharmacist or other qualified health care provider; and (4) differentiate between services in ambulatory and institutional settings.
In its policy statement, ASCP highlighted the following points:
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