Study: Pharmacists can reduce primary care provider burnout  

A University of Minnesota-led study published in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found pharmacists can help reduce burnout among primary care providers. 

The study involved in-depth interviews with 16 primary care providers — physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners — who had pharmacists involved on their care team through comprehensive medication management programs. Researchers used a codification process to identify themes in the interviews. Providers indicated bringing a pharmacist into the care team added a skill set not previously available on the team and provided another collaborative partner for patient care.

They also identified the following seven benefits:

  • Decreased workload
  • Satisfaction that patients are receiving better care
  • Reassurance
  • Decreased mental exhaustion
  • Enhanced professional learning 
  • Increased provider access
  • Achievement of quality measures 

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