Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/ebnurs-2011-100408
  • Adult nursing
  • Randomised controlled trial

Remote physician–pharmacist team-based cholesterol management in diabetes mellitus improves achievement of LDL-C target levels compared with access to health IT resources only

  1. Linda M Siminerio
  1. Department of Diabetes Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to Linda M Siminerio
    Department of Diabetes Institute, University of Pittsburgh, 2 Hot Metal Street, Quantum One Bldg.-2nd flr., Pittsburgh, PA 15203, USA; simineriol{at}

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Implications for practice and research

  • Pharmacist support with medication therapy is an effective adjunct to primary care.

  • Understanding the role of nurses in disease management and Patient Centered Medical Homes is needed.

  • Future studies are needed that examine nurses and medication management.


The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care that enhances effective communications between patients and their physicians. The PCMH is being implemented in healthcare organisations in the USA with enthusiasm and endorsement by policymakers and organisations responsible for reimbursement.1 Team-based care is a critical feature of the PCMH model. …

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