Goal of IMPACT:
To improve patient outcomes by optimizing drug therapy through a community practice model that integrates pharmacists into family practices.
IMPACT is a large-scale demonstration project supported by the Ontario Primary Health Care Transition Fund (2004-2006). IMPACT aims to improve drug therapy using a collaborative care model that integrates pharmacists into the primary health care team. The pharmacists' main service will be individual patient assessments to identify, prevent or resolve drug-related problems.
Quantitative and qualitative methods will be used to evaluate the process of integration, pharmacist service uptake, drug-related patient outcomes, and the costs associated with program set up and implementation for sustainability.