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UNDERSTANDING THE PHARMACEUTICAL CARE CONCEPT: A REVIEW

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Author(s): Jisha.M.L | N.Minaz

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 2;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 12;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Pharmaceutical Care | Patient | Quality of life

ABSTRACT
Pharmaceutical Care is a patient-centered, outcomes oriented pharmacy practice. The pharmacist is working in concert with the patient and the patient's other healthcare providers to promote health, prevent disease, and to assess, monitor, initiate and modify medication use, to assure that drug therapy regimens are safe and effective. The goal of pharmaceutical care is to optimize the patient's health-related quality of life, and achieve positive clinical outcomes, within realistic economic expenditures. Now it is a necessary element of healthcare system. Pharmaceutical care concepts difficulties included lack of cooperation between the health care professionals, lack of pharmaceutical care-related education and lack of awareness of the concept.
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