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The roles of community pharmacists in cardiovascular disease prevention and management

By George J, McNamara K and Stewart K

Abstract

There is ample evidence in the international literature forpharmacist involvement in the prevention and managementof cardiovascular disease (CVD) conditions in primary care.Systematic reviews and meta-analyses have confirmed thesignificant clinical benefits of pharmacist interventions for arange of CVD conditions and risk factors. Evidence generatedin research studies of Australian community pharmacistinvolvement in CVD prevention and management issummarised in this article.Commonwealth funding through the Community PharmacyAgreements has facilitated research to establish the feasibilityand effectiveness of new models of primary care involvingcommunity pharmacists. Australian community pharmacistshave been shown to effect positive clinical, humanistic andeconomic outcomes in patients with CVD conditions.Improvements in blood pressure, lipid levels, medicationadherence and CVD risk have been demonstrated usingdifferent study designs. Satisfaction for GPs, pharmacists andconsumers has also been reported. Perceived ‘turf’encroachment, expertise of the pharmacist, space, time andremuneration are challenges to the implementation of diseasemanagement services involving community pharmacists

Topics: Cardiovascular, community pharmacy, outcomes, pharmacist, primary care, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Australasian Medical Journal pty ltd.
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:0351b49f75fe4b28906d0a5c6d63d051
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