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Table 6 Medication issues and medication use at enrollment in the Bloom Program

From: Patient care activities by community pharmacists in a capitation funding model mental health and addictions program

  All patients (n = 201) Patients with ≥1 follow-up visit (n = 182)
  n % n %
Medication issues:
 Treatment optimization 162 80.6 148 81.3
 Adverse effects 49 24.4 44 24.2
 Non-adherence 22 10.9 15 8.2
 Medication withdrawal 27 13.4 23 12.6
 Inappropriate polytherapy 12 6.0 9 4.9
Medications:
 Antidepressants 145 72.1 130 71.4
 Benzodiazepines-Z drugs 107 53.2 98 53.8
 Antipsychotics 58 28.9 50 27.5
 Mood stabilizers 21 10.4 19 10.4
 Psychostimulants 12 6.0 12 6.6
 Other Psychotropics 13 6.5 12 6.6
 Opioids 24 11.9 23 12.6
 Opioid replacement therapy 15 7.5 14 7.7
 Multiple psychotropic medications 136 67.7 122 67
 No psychotropic medications 9 4.5 7 3.8
 ≥ 1 physical health medications 142 70.6 130 71.4
  Mean SD Mean SD
Number of current medications 5.4 4.0 5.5 4.1
Range of current medications 0 to 24   0 to 24