Volume 5, Issue 2, December 2019, Page: 11-32
The Excellence of Pharmacy Service: Past, Present and Future
A. K. Mohiuddin, Department of Pharmacy, World University of Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Received: Feb. 14, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 10, 2019;       Published: Dec. 25, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcda.20190502.12      View  614      Downloads  192
Pharmacy education continues to evolve to better prepare pharmacists for their roles and responsibilities in an increasingly complex health care environment with advanced patient health needs. Another important factor is the pharmacists themselves. Over the past 50 years, the role of pharmacists has evolved along with the health care needs of our population. In addition to dispensing medications and ensuring patient safety, today’s pharmacists are taking a larger role as medical counselors, educators and advocates. They are integral part of the health care team, and are among the most trusted and accessible health care professionals. This accessibility allows them to perform more patient care activities, including counseling, medication management, and preventive care screenings. Beyond the care provided to individual patients, pharmacists have expanded their reach to influence the public health of communities. A pharmacist is uniquely positioned to provide disease state management through appropriate medication therapy management that has been demonstrated to improve patient outcomes and decrease overall health care costs. This role is more important than ever as the environment is demanding new practice and payment models that are required to further optimize care and outcomes while addressing the unsustainable increases in health care costs. All people who take medications are at risk of actual or potential drug therapy problems. These problems are a significant source of morbidity and mortality when left undetected and unresolved and drive huge costs across the health system. As drug therapy experts, pharmacists provide drug therapy management services built around a partnership between the pharmacist, the patient (or his or her caregiver), physicians and other members of a patient’s health care team.
HMO, Patient Compliance, Medication Adherence, Pharmacy Profession, Medicine
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A. K. Mohiuddin, The Excellence of Pharmacy Service: Past, Present and Future, International Journal of Clinical and Developmental Anatomy. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019, pp. 11-32. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcda.20190502.12
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