Comprehensive Medication Therapy Review
The medication therapy review (MTR) is a systematic process of collecting patient-specific information, assessing medication therapies to identify medication-related problems, developing a prioritized list of medication-related problems, and creating a plan to resolve them.
An MTR is conducted between the patient and the pharmacist. Pharmacist-provided MTR and consultation in various settings has resulted in reductions in physician visits, emergency department visits, hospital days, and overall healthcare costs.
In addition, pharmacists have been shown to obtain accurate and efficient medication-related information from patients. The MTR is designed to improve patients’ knowledge of their medications, address problems or concerns that patients may have, and empower patients to self-manage their medications and their health condition(s).