Continuous quality improvement is a management process aiming that systematically evaluating the organization’s work process. In community pharmacy, this management can lead to reduction in medication errors and quality-related events. This recent article published in J Am Pharm Assoc comprehensively describes this process in the United States.
This recent article provides a broad overview of the main concepts of pharmacoeconomics and discuss the case of economic evaluations for pharmacist-led interventions. Full access: Pharm Pract (Granada). 2021 Jan-Mar; 19(1): 2302.
Defined daily doses (DDD) are broadly used for drug utilization studies. However, discrepancies between prescribed daily doses (PDD) and this metric may lead to bias conclusions. This article approaches a more dynamic system, based on national and annually updated DDDs. Br J Clin Pharmacol, 2021
Hospital-in-home is an innovative model that provides hospital-level care in a patient’s home. Pharmacists may contribute to this model trough medication reconciliation and medication optimization. In this article, authors performed a prospective quality improvement study to integrate clinical pharmacist into hospital-in-home models: J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2021 Feb 4;S1544-3191(21).
The year of 2021 started with some good news on the COVID-19 vaccines. However, the investigation of additional treatments is not over. Take a look at this recent living systematic review and network meta-analysis on the effectiveness of different interventions for coronavirus – BMJ 2020;370:m2980
During 2020, Pharmacy Practice – the journal has published an international series on the Integration of community pharmacy in primary health care. Key experts were invited to promulgate and disseminate country-based information on primary health care and community pharmacy/pharmacist.
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This article discuss the primary healthcare policy and vision for community pharmacy and pharmacists in the USA. Take a look at this paper and others from this interesting series in Pharmacy Practice, the Journal
Take a look at this article that highlights the roles and activities of community pharmacists that can contribute towards the pandemia. Res Social Adm Pharm, 2020.
To keep the scholarly peer reviewing publishing wheel spinning, researchers should be aware of their role both as authors and reviewers. How many paper do you think you should review per year? Take a look at this editorial in Pharmacy Practice, 2020
Did you know that Pharmacy journals can be objectively classified into six different classes that represent different research subareas? A lexicographic analysis was recent performed to identify these scientific areas. Learn more at Res Social Adm Pharm. 2019