PREDICTOR: Pharmacy Identification and Primary Care Intervention of Older Adults at Risk for Suicide
Jordan Karp, M.D., University of Pittsburgh
2018 Standard Research Grant
Inside the Research
Question: Is it feasible for pharmacy staff to screen and coordinate care for older patients medicated for both depression and pain?
Strategy: Elderly people prescribed both antidepressants and opioids will be screened for depression and pain by pharmacy staff. A follow-up telephone assessment for suicidal ideation and behavior and other suicide risk factors will be conducted. Using this information and needs reported by rural primary care phyicians, a focused care coordination intervention will be developed and evaluated.
Impact: Care coordination in pharmacies for older adults treated for depression and pain.