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Community pharmacy medication review, death and re-admission after hospital discharge: a propensity score-matched cohort study
  1. Lauren Lapointe-Shaw1,2,3,4,
  2. Chaim M Bell2,3,4,5,
  3. Peter C Austin3,4,
  4. Lusine Abrahamyan3,6,
  5. Noah M Ivers3,7,8,
  6. Ping Li4,
  7. Petros Pechlivanoglou3,9,
  8. Donald A Redelmeier2,3,4,10,
  9. Lisa Dolovich11
  1. 1Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  4. 4ICES, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  5. 5Medicine, Sinai Health System, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  6. 6Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Toronto General Research Institute, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  7. 7Department of Family and Community Medicine, Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  8. 8Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  9. 9Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  10. 10Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  11. 11Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4, Canada; lauren.lapointe.shaw{at}mail.utoronto.ca

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  • Contributors Study contributors: All authors had full access to all of the data (including statistical reports and tables) in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study guarantor: LL-S. Study concept and design: all authors. Analysis and interpretation of data: LL-S, PL. Drafting of the manuscript: LL-S. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: all authors. Statistical analysis: LL-S, PL. Obtained funding: CMB, LD. Study supervision: LD.

  • Funding This study was funded by Open Pharmacy Evidence Network, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Canadian Institutes of Health Research. This work was also supported by ICES, which is funded by annual grants from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). The opinions, results and conclusions reported in this paper are those of the authors and are independent from the funding sources.

  • Competing interests LL-S reports support from a CIHR Fellowship Award (FRN 146714), and the Philipson Scholar program at the University of Toronto. PCA is supported by a Mid-Career Investigator award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. NMI reports support from CIHR and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. DAR reports support from a Canada Research Chair in Medical Decision Science. CMB reports support from the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Sinai Health System. None of these organisations had any involvement in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis and interpretation of the data; preparation, review or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication. Parts of this material are based on data and information compiled and provided by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). However, the analyses, conclusions, opinions and statements expressed herein are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of ICES, MOHLTC, CIHI or the IRCC. No endorsement by ICES, MOHLTC, CIHI or the IRCC is intended or should be inferred. The named organisations and funding bodies had no involvement in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis and interpretation of the data; preparation, review or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data may be obtained from a third party and are not publicly available.

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Footnotes

  • Twitter @LapointeShaw

  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it published Online First.

  • Contributors Study contributors: All authors had full access to all of the data (including statistical reports and tables) in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study guarantor: LL-S. Study concept and design: all authors. Analysis and interpretation of data: LL-S, PL. Drafting of the manuscript: LL-S. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: all authors. Statistical analysis: LL-S, PL. Obtained funding: CMB, LD. Study supervision: LD.

  • Funding This study was funded by Open Pharmacy Evidence Network, Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Canadian Institutes of Health Research. This work was also supported by ICES, which is funded by annual grants from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). The opinions, results and conclusions reported in this paper are those of the authors and are independent from the funding sources.

  • Competing interests LL-S reports support from a CIHR Fellowship Award (FRN 146714), and the Philipson Scholar program at the University of Toronto. PCA is supported by a Mid-Career Investigator award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. NMI reports support from CIHR and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. DAR reports support from a Canada Research Chair in Medical Decision Science. CMB reports support from the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Sinai Health System. None of these organisations had any involvement in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis and interpretation of the data; preparation, review or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication. Parts of this material are based on data and information compiled and provided by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). However, the analyses, conclusions, opinions and statements expressed herein are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of ICES, MOHLTC, CIHI or the IRCC. No endorsement by ICES, MOHLTC, CIHI or the IRCC is intended or should be inferred. The named organisations and funding bodies had no involvement in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis and interpretation of the data; preparation, review or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data availability statement Data may be obtained from a third party and are not publicly available.

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