RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

Identifying community needs and improving access to pharmacist-provided care

It's not enough to do the work of helping patients live better lives. We must also prove that our work is making a difference to them. In collaboration with the University of Southern California and the University of California San Francisco, we have conducted studies to show what's possible when clinical pharmacists get involved in the care of patients-- patients stay healthy and out of the hospital.

In addition, we conduct research to identify unmet community needs and develop programs to meet them where they are.

Publications

Impact of adding pharmacists and comprehensive medication management to a medical group’s transition of care services. Xuan S, Colayco D, Hashimoto J, Barca J, Dekivadia D, Padua WV, McCombs J. Med Care 2021; 59(6):519-27.

Factors associated with contraceptive risk-taking, unplanned pregnancies, and interest in pharmacist-provided birth control in a medically underserved, low-income population. Walker T, Colayco D, Yacobi R, Lawless G. J Contemporary Pharmacy Practice 2019; 66(2):17-23.

Reduction of healthcare costs through a transitions-of-care program. Ni W, Colayco DC, Hashimoto J, Komoto K, Gowda C, Wearda B, McCombs J. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2018; 7(10):613-21.

Budget impact analysis of a pharmacist-provided transition of care program. Ni W, Colayco DC, Hashimoto J, Komoto K, Gowda C, Wearda B, McCombs J. J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2018; 24(2): 90-6.

Impact of a pharmacy-based transitional care program on readmissions. Ni W, Colayco DC, Hashimoto J, Komoto K, Gowda C, Wearda B, McCombs J. Am J Managed Care 2017; 23(3): 170-6.