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Improving Patient and Health System Outcomes through Advanced Pharmacy Practice
This 2011 report to the US Surgeon General provides an evidence-based discussion about improving patient and health outcomes through an additional paradigm of health care.
The report is framed around four focus points that articulate and present evidence-based data that objectively illustrates improved healthcare delivery through the use of pharmacist-delivered patient care.
It discusses current and future demands on the healthcare system, including the challenge of aligning healthcare coverage with access to care, the increasing burden of chronic care needs and primary care provider shortages.
It explains formal education appropriately prepares healthcare providers to successfully perform clinical services related to the prevention and control of disease through medication.