Clinical benefits and economic impact of post-surgical care provided by pharmacists in a Canadian hospital

Heather L Neville, Bernadette Chevalier, Chris Daley, Lisa Nodwell, Claudia Harding, Anne Hiltz, Tammy MacDonald, Chris Skedgel, Neil J MacKinnon, Kathryn Slayter

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Abstract

Clinical pharmacists improve the quality of patient care by reducing adverse drug events (ADEs), length of stay and mortality. This impact is currently not well described in surgery. The objective was to evaluate clinical and economic outcomes after clinical pharmacist services were added to two general surgical wards in an adult hospital.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-22
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

Keywords

  • adverse drug events
  • clinical interventions
  • cost avoidance
  • medicines management
  • patient safety

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