Pharmacist prescribing in Australia
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Expanded pharmacist prescribing is emerging as a new practice area for pharmacists. This study aimed at exploring pharmacists’ and pharmacy clients’ views on this issue. Improved medication supply models in residential aged care facilities (RACFs), including expanded pharmacist prescribing were also explored. Pharmacists and pharmacy clients supported an expanded prescribing role for pharmacists. A centralised medication chart model was preferred in RACFs with pharmacist prescribing having only a limited role.
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Hoti, Kreshnik; Hughes, Jeffery; Sunderland, Bruce (2013)Background: Community pharmacies and hospitals are the two main professional areas for pharmacists. There is currently a lack of comparison of pharmacists working in these two distinct settings in relation to an expanded ...
Hoti, Kreshnik; Hughes, Jeff; Sunderland, Bruce (2014)Objective: To explore pharmacists’ perceived needs on training required to undertake an expanded prescribing role taking account of their years of registration, current professional practice area and preferred prescribing ...
Charrois, Theresa; Rosenthal, M.; Hoti, Kreshnik; Hughes, C. (2013)Several jurisdictions throughout the world, such as the UK and Canada, now have independent prescribing by pharmacists. In some areas of Canada, initial access prescribing can be done by pharmacists. In contrast, Australian ...