Inpatient Psychiatric Pharmacist Consultation Services

Lisa Mican

Inpatient clinical pharmacy services including formal psychopharmacology consultations can improve client outcomes. A retrospective study evaluated 105 pharmacy consultations completed during a 9-month timeframe. Blinded clinicians evaluated progress notes before and after the formal consultation to assign Clinical Global Impression of Severity (CGI-S) and Improvement (CGI-I) scores. Overall, 73% of recommendations related to the primary reason for consult referral were accepted. Consultations with high implementation of recommendations displayed more favorable endpoint CGI-S scores and greater CGI-I response rate compared to those with low implementation of consult recommendations.


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