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September 12, 2017 – Free Executive Web Briefing Sponsored By Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.s Frameworks In Health & Quality Program

Presented By: Jason Swartz, RPh, MBA, Managed Markets Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. & Annie Medina, MBA, ACNP-BC, Senior Associate, OPEN MINDS

The risk of relapse is great for those diagnosed with schizophrenia, with the 1-year rate as high as 50% and the 5 year rate as high as 80% – making long-term therapy goals difficult to reach.1,2 In 2010, there were over 397,000 hospital stays for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and of those, approximately 1 in 4 (22%) were readmitted within 30 days.3 Patient wellness, reducing severity of symptoms, and reduced risk of future relapses are critical therapy outcomes.4,5

Just as significant is the cost of mental health care and treatment services which are estimated at $113 billion annually. The cost increases to $300 billion annually when you add in the cost of lost earnings and wages, and disability benefits.4 The direct costs for schizophrenia in the U.S. were estimate at $47 billion (in 2013 dollars).6

View this executive web briefing recording to hear Jason Swartz, RPh, MBA, Managed Markets Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. and co-presenter, Annie Medina, MBA, ACNP-BC, Senior Associate at OPEN MINDS, discuss the Frameworks In Health & Quality disease management program focusing on schizophrenia relapse reduction. In this session, faculty discussed a program and strategies for relapse reduction with topics including:

  • Current trends in population health management and health system services for the management of schizophrenia
  • Models for improving outcome of consumers with schizophrenia through medication adherence, medication reconciliation, and transition of care support
  • Education support resources for all stakeholders involved in the management of schizophrenia


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Presentation Slides (PDF)

Webinar Recording Video (MP4)

Frameworks resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended as, nor are they a substitute for, medical care, advice, or professional diagnosis. Health care professionals should use their independent medical judgement when considering Framework educational resources. Users seeking medical advice should consult with a health care professional. This resource is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as reimbursement or legal advice. You should seek independent, qualified professional advice to ensure that your organization is in compliance with the complex legal and regulatory requirements governing health care services, and that treatment decisions are made consistent with the applicable standards of care.

Annie Medina is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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2. Robinson D. et al. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1999: 56(3):241-247.
3. Elixhauser A. Steiner C. Readmissions to U.S. Hospitals by Diagnosis. 2010. HCUP Statistical Stief #153. April 2013. Ag en Of fOf Healthcare Research and Quality. Roct:ville MD. 153.pdf. Accessed January 27 2014.
4. Lehman AF et al. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Schizophrenia. JI. Formulation and Implementation of a Treatment P lan. Arlington, VA : American Psychiatric Publishing. Inc.: 2004.
5. Faltai P. et al. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2006: 7(1): 5–40.
6. Cloutier M. et al. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016: TT(6): 764-TT1.

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