The sweet spot for pharmacy

Luetsch, Karen, Rowett, Debra and Punchard, Howard (2016) The sweet spot for pharmacy. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 46 2: 107-111. doi:10.1002/jppr.1204

Author Luetsch, Karen
Rowett, Debra
Punchard, Howard
Title The sweet spot for pharmacy
Journal name Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1445-937X
Publication date 2016-06
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/jppr.1204
Volume 46
Issue 2
Start page 107
End page 111
Total pages 5
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Health care in Australia is of a high standard but often complex and fragmented, creating difficulties in negotiating the healthcare system for consumers in need of care. Pharmacists have many opportunities to leverage their easy accessibility and skills in medication management to optimise health outcomes for consumers in a changing healthcare landscape. The profession can support shared decision making between patients and their health professionals by tailoring evidence-based pharmacotherapeutic advice to individual patients’ needs; pharmacists can also facilitate patients' safe transitions between care settings by early adoption of information systems. Pharmacists will need to extend their interprofessional collaboration and align their services to national health care priorities. For pharmacists to maximise their contribution to health care and patient outcomes that matter their skills may need to include the ability to analyse epidemiological and health data, translating data into knowledge and person-centred performance indicators.
Keyword Pharmacy
Professional practice
Primary care
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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Created: Fri, 17 Jun 2016, 14:02:40 EST by Karen Luetsch on behalf of School of Pharmacy