September 6, 2016
Consumers with mental health disorders have a 96% medication adherence rate when they receive services at community mental health centers (CMHCs) with a co-located pharmacy. The rate was 82% for consumers with mental health disorders who filled prescriptions at community-based pharmacies.
Compared to consumers who filled their psychotropic prescriptions at a community pharmacy, consumers who filled prescriptions at the CMHC on-site pharmacy had lower hospitalization rates, at 17 per 1,000 member months compared to 20 per 1,000 member months. The consumers who filled prescriptions at the CMHC on-site pharmacy also had lower emergency department . . .
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