Clinical Pharmacist- A Need for the Society

Published on:March 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 2017; 10(1):59-61
Short Communication | doi:10.5530/ijopp.10.1.12

Clinical Pharmacist- A Need for the Society

Authors and affiliation (s):

Fatima Tahniyath

Quality Manager, Aster Prime Hospital, Ameerpet, Clinical Pharmacist-An Asset, Outside Yakutpura, Hyderabad-23, Telangana, INDIA


Introduction: "Opportunities are growing for clinical pharmacists," says Dr. Joe Calomo, assistant dean of experiential education and professional affairs at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. "More hospital administrators are beginning to see the value of having a clinical pharmacist on staff, because it can save costs and improve patient outcomes." Background: The clinical pharmacy has spread excessively due to its professional services throughout the past few years. Now the clinical pharmacy profession has been recognized as an eminent and important profession in the multidisciplinary setup of health care as they became a crucial element of healthcare team to promote patient care by interacting with physician and patient. They can assist in therapeutic decision making and the preparation of guidelines for antibiotic usage by assessing cost effectiveness. Conclusion: The clinical pharmacists are granted patient care privilege by interacting with physicians or health systems that allow them to perform medication decision making functions as part of the patient’s health care team. Thus, Clinical Pharmacists are an asset for health care team and patients.

Key words: Pharmacist interventions, Clinical pharmacist, Patient counseling, Healthcare provider, Multidisciplinary.


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