June 30, 2016 • Written in Community Support 0 Comments

• Written by Jonathan Koch

The Assessing outcomes of enhanced Chronic disease Care through patient Education and a value-baSed formulary Study (ACCESS) is a three year study being conducted by investigators at the University of Calgary. The ACCESS study is looking at whether providing preventive medications free of charge for selected high value medications, and a comprehensive patient education program, combined with relay of information on optimal medication use from patients to their healthcare providers, will improve people’s health. The study is enrolling low income senior’s with a variety of chronic conditions (heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, or a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure, and other risk factors for heart disease (high cholesterol and smoking).

The study has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Calgary, and is funded by Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions.

Click the poster below for more details.

 Access Poster June 2016

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