Chronicles of a primary care practice pharmacist

Freeman, Christopher R., Cottrell, W. Neil, Kyle, Greg, Williams, Ian D. and Nissen, Lisa M. (2012) Chronicles of a primary care practice pharmacist. Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice, 1 13-18. doi:10.2147/IPRP.S38102

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Author Freeman, Christopher R.
Cottrell, W. Neil
Kyle, Greg
Williams, Ian D.
Nissen, Lisa M.
Title Chronicles of a primary care practice pharmacist
Journal name Integrated Pharmacy Research and Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2230-5254
Publication date 2012-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2147/IPRP.S38102
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 1
Start page 13
End page 18
Total pages 6
Place of publication Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Dove Medical Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: In 2009, a pharmacist commenced working in a nondispensing role at a primary care medical center located in a metropolitan suburb of Brisbane, Australia. Research into the role and function of a practice pharmacist in this setting is still in its infancy.
Methods: Ethnographic methods were used over a 3-month period to record activities undertaken by the practice pharmacist on a daily basis.
Results: During the 3-month period, 296 hours of activity were documented. Activities the practice pharmacist performed most frequently included medication review, “pharmaceutical opinion,” student supervision, drug information, and administrative tasks.
Conclusion: This study demonstrates the broad range of activities which were conducted by a practice pharmacist in the primary care setting as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Keyword Practice pharmacist
General practice
Medical center
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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