Pharmacy practice in Thailand

Chaiyakunapruk, Nathorn, Jones, Sirada M., Dhippayom, Teerapon and Sumpradit, Nithima (2016). Pharmacy practice in Thailand. In Pharmacy practice in developing countries: achievements and challenges (pp. 3-22) London, United Kingdom: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-801714-2.00001-0

Author Chaiyakunapruk, Nathorn
Jones, Sirada M.
Dhippayom, Teerapon
Sumpradit, Nithima
Title of chapter Pharmacy practice in Thailand
Title of book Pharmacy practice in developing countries: achievements and challenges
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Academic Press
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-801714-2.00001-0
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Year available 2016
ISBN 9780128017142
Chapter number 1
Start page 3
End page 22
Total pages 20
Total chapters 20
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Pharmacy education was established in Thailand in 1913 and gradually evolved to pharmaceutical care in recent decades. By the year 2014, all schools of pharmacy were required by the Pharmacy Council of Thailand to offer only a 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. The paradigm shift to the PharmD program and the implementation of a quality assurance system have tremendously influenced pharmacy practice in Thailand. Hospital pharmacists have become more involved in pharmacy education through preceptorships and are an integral part of inpatient and outpatient care teams. In community pharmacy practice, a number of services have recently been provided and are reimbursable, ranging from public health practice (i.e., health prevention/promotion) to advanced professional practice (e.g., medication use review). Challenges to Thai pharmacy practice include the distribution of pharmacists to meet the workforce demands. Evidence synthesis is needed to guide the implementation and course of Thai pharmacy practice in the future.
Keyword Doctor of pharmacy
Pharmaceutical care
Pharmacy education
Pharmacy practice
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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