Study Finds Growing Support for Pharmacist Prescribing

A British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology review shows growing support for pharmacist prescribing in several countries.  The review looked at a diverse group of stakeholders (including pharmacists, physicians, nurses, policy makers, patients, and the general public) and cited the main benefits of pharmacist prescribing as “increased access to healthcare services, perceptions of enhanced patients’ outcomes, better utilization of pharmacists’ skills and knowledge, improved job satisfaction, and reduced physicians’ workload.”

The British Journal review looked at sixty-five studies in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and the US.

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