Article by Pharmacy Times
“In this clip, Matthew Pickering, PharmD, RPh, PQA Senior Director of Research & Quality Strategies at Pharmacy Quality Alliance discusses a medication access framework for quality measurement during the recently-held Pharmacy Quality Alliance Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.
Matthew Pickering, PharmD: The challenges and barriers that they had mapped to this framework are largely social determinants of health. So, those things around transportation. Transportation was a big factor. And it’s not just getting to a pharmacy, it’s getting to a physician for example. But cost, we know that cost is a big issue with medications and with getting access to a drug. Also with being adherent to it.”