Documentation methods for pharmaceutical care activities

Mitchinson, Garth H. and Emmerton, Lynne M. (1996) Documentation methods for pharmaceutical care activities. The Australian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 26 2: 215-219.

Author Mitchinson, Garth H.
Emmerton, Lynne M.
Title Documentation methods for pharmaceutical care activities
Journal name The Australian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1445-937X
Publication date 1996-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 215
End page 219
Total pages 5
Place of publication Collingwood, VIC, Australia
Publisher Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia
Language eng
Abstract Pharmaceutical care is recognised as a change in practice through which pharmacists may establish their position in the healthcare team. Documentation of the clinical services provided is an important procedure in recognition of this role. Data recorded may be summative (generally performed retrospectively for administrative purposes) or formative (generally performed prospectively for improvement of the services). Various methods of summative documentation have been reported, including manual recording subjected to scoring procedures, flagging of intervened prescriptions, optically scannable forms and computerised databases. Formative documentation methods include the Pharmacist's Workup of Drug Therapy and the Problem-Oriented Medical Record. The choice of methods may be determined by the technology available and practicalities of the alternatives. Further refinement of methods is recommended before pharmaceutical care activities may be formally recognised. (author abstract)
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