Primary care providers' use of pharmacist support for delivery of pharmacogenetic testing.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

AIM: To investigate provider utilization of pharmacist support in the delivery of pharmacogenetic testing in a primary care setting. METHODS: Two primary care clinics within Duke University Health System participated in the study between December 2012 and July 2013. One clinic was provided with an in-house pharmacist and the second clinic had an on-call pharmacist. RESULTS: Providers in the in-house pharmacist arm consulted with the pharmacist for 13 of 15 cases, or about one of every four patients tested compared with one of every 7.5 patients in the on-call pharmacist arm. A total of 63 tests were ordered, 48 by providers in the pharmacist-in-house arm. CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that the availability of an in-house pharmacist increases the likelihood of pharmacogenetic test utilization.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Haga, SB; Mills, R; Moaddeb, J; Allen LaPointe, N; Cho, A; Ginsburg, GS

Published Date

  • March 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 359 - 367

PubMed ID

  • 28244812

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5558524

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1744-8042

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2217/pgs-2016-0177


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England