Nearly all of the pharmacy directors who responded to a recent survey believed pharmacists should be more involved in the transition-of-care for hospitalized patients. So why aren’t they?
Investigators in the United Kingdom using a proverb assessment model comparing the theoretical influence of a statin-a-day versus an apple-a-day (assuming 70% compliance) on the primary prevention outcome of mortality due to vascular disease have estimated an annual reduction in deaths from a statin at 12% (OR 95% CI: 9-16%) with a per 1.0 mmol/L reduction in LDL-Cholesterol of 9400 (95% CI: 7000-12,500). The equivalent reduction from an apple a day is 8500 (95% CI: 6200-10,800). These numbers suggest that the nutritional approach has a similar reduction in mortality to the pharmacological approach without the side effect potential.