Improve Patient Outcomes through Optimal Medication Management Leveraging the Medication A.R.E.A.S. Bundle Resources
What is the Medication A.R.E.A.S. Bundle?
The Medication A.R.E.A.S. Bundle is a prescription solution to optimize healthcare value by improving patient health outcomes; reducing total costs; improving organization performance; and making the Triple Aim a reality in the new value-based healthcare system - Nationally and Worldwide
Over the last two to three decades, international, national, local organizations, and team members have worked independently and interdependently to understand the barriers that contribute to poor medication use and the evidence-based interventions that have been shown to consistently and effectively optimize appropriate medication use in patients especially those with multiple chronic conditions - regardless of the disease condition.
Based on the ample evidence, research, and studies on appropriate medication use and management, a set of medication practice elements has been identified. The evidence is strong, and there is general acceptance that these practice elements will optimize patient care and health outcomes in a consistent manner across the continuum of care. They are expected to reduce the total cost of healthcare, improve the health and well being of the communities served, and improve organizational performance in quality, affordability, service, access, and other critical measures.
These elements have been condensed and integrated into a bundle known as the Medication A.R.E.A.S. (adherence, reconciliation, engagement, affordability, and safe medication use) Bundle or MAB.
Below are descriptive components of Medication A.R.E.A.S. Bundle (MAB):