Mapping Pharmacy Catchment Area Health Needs Sonderegger Research Center (SRC) UW School of Pharmacy Betty Chewning PhD, Korey Kennelty PharmD ABD, Dave Kreling, RPh PhD, Bill Buckingham PhD, Dale Wilson MA; Jia Pu ABD The PEARL Rx network is supported by grant 1UL1RR025011 from the Clinical & Translational Science Award (CTSA) program of the National Center for Research Resources National Institutes of Health. Objectives • Demonstrate a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data management potential to: – Spatially analyze and inform PEARL Rx pharmacy network members about health needs in their catchment area – Identify key counties to recruit PEARL Rx members Documented Variation in Health By County • Census data • Hospital discharge diagnosis data from Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) – Hospitalization discharge diagnoses for ambulatory care sensitive conditions – “diagnoses for which timely and effective outpatient care can help to reduce the risks of hospitalization.” [Billings J, et al. (1993); Bindman AB, et al., (1995)] Interactive Platform Created • Contains census data and HCUP data organized by county and zip code • Also contains pharmacy capacity data – Number of pharmacies – Number of pharmacists and age – Drive time 20 minutes or more 1 way to pharmacy • Collaborator: UW Applied Population Laboratory Potential to Aid Discussions • Service Development and Improvement for PEARL Rx members • Grant applications that mesh catchment area health needs and pharmacist interest Bacterial Pneumonia Profile for 65 and up Congestive Heart Failure for 65 and Up Iowa County Pharmacy Profile Target PEARL Rx Enrollment • Mapping health needs suggests counties to recruit for PEARL Rx (Pharmacy Practice Enhancement and Action Research Link) • Capacity issues become apparent as well Thank You! • Questions? • Suggestions?