Where is academic detailing used?

academic detailing in action

Prescription medications

Academic detailing is a quality-driven endeavor that helps prescribers make appropriate clinical decisions based on the best available safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness data on prescription medications. An up-to-date synthesis of relevant drug information is presented in a non-biased format.

In partnership with the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE) of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Alosa has been providing academic detailing on prescription medications since 2005. Additional partnerships include the Vermont Health Care Association and the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living.

Non-prescription therapies and diagnostics

While academic detailing has traditionally been used to disseminate information about pharmaceuticals, it can also be used to educate clinicians about non-drug therapies and diagnostics.

Through a partnership with the Washington D.C. Department of Health’s HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (HAHSTA), the Alosa Health is conducting academic detailing in the District to increase HIV and Hepatitis C screening through provider education.