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July 25, 2017

The degree of integration of non-dispensing pharmacists in primary care practice and the impact on health outcomes: A systematic review

Region: Europe Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care, Creating an enabling environment Source: Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy

A non-dispensing pharmacist conducts clinical pharmacy services aimed at optimizing patients individual pharmacotherapy. Embedding a non-dispensing pharmacist in primary care practice enables collaboration, probably enhancing patient care. The degree of integration of non-dispending pharmacists into multidisciplinary health care teams varies strongly between settings. The degree of integration may be a determinant for its success. This study investigates how the degree of integration of a non-dispensing pharmacist impacts medication related health outcomes in primary care.