Journal article

The effect of community pharmacy-based interventions on patient health outcomes: a systematic review.

Susan J Blalock, Andrew W Roberts, Julie C Lauffenburger, Trey Thompson, Shanna K O'Connor

Med Care Res Rev | Published : 2013

Abstract

Many studies have demonstrated the beneficial effects that pharmacist-provided patient care services can have on patient health outcomes. However, the effectiveness of patient care services delivered by pharmacists in community pharmacy settings, where organizational barriers may affect service implementation or limit effectiveness, remains unclear. The authors systematically reviewed the literature on the effectiveness of pharmacist-delivered patient care services in community pharmacy settings in the United States. Of the 749 articles retrieved, 21 were eligible for inclusion in the review. Information concerning 134 outcomes was extracted from the included articles. Of these, 50 (37.3%) d..

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