Friday, July 27, 2012

NABP: Pharmacist Prescribing: Is Collaborative Practice a Path of the Future?

July 18, 2012

As policymakers and other stakeholders continue debating how to best balance affordable health care and patient access, they are increasingly looking to expand the role pharmacists play in patient care. Numerous factors, including rising health care costs, a longer-living population, and increased reliance on pharmacotherapy, as well as advances in pharmaceutical and biomedical research, increased minimum educational standards for pharmacists entering the workforce, and the shortage of primary care practitioners are encouraging a re-examination of the role pharmacists play in the provision of health care.

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