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Santosh University Journal of Health Sciences


Clinical pharmacists in chronic care


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Author Details : Abdul Kader Mohiuddin*

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 56-71


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Abstract

Pharmacy practice has changed substantially in recent years. The professionals have the opportunity to contribute directly to patient care in order to reduce morbimortality related to medication use, promoting health and preventing diseases. Healthcare organizations worldwide are under substantial pressure from increasing patient demand. Unfortunately, a cure is not always possible particularly in this era of chronic diseases, and the role of physicians has become limited to controlling and palliating symptoms. The increasing population of patients with long-term conditions are associated with high levels of morbidity, healthcare costs and GP workloads. Clinical pharmacy took over an aspect of medical care that had been partially abandoned by physicians. Overburdened by patient loads and the explosion of new drugs, physicians turned to pharmacists more and more for drug information, especially within institutional settings. Once relegated to counting and pouring, pharmacists headed institutional reviews of drug utilization and served as consultants to all types of health-care facilities. In addition, when clinical pharmacists are active members of the care team, they enhance efficiency by: Providing critical input on medication use and dosing. Working with patients to solve problems with their medications and improve adherence.

Keywords:  Chronic care, Pharmacy intervention; diabetes care, CVD prevention, Inflammatory bowel disease.

Doi : 10.18231/j.sujhs.2019.014

How to cite : Mohiuddin A K, Clinical pharmacists in chronic care. Santosh Univ J Health Sci 2019;5(2):56-71

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