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Brazilian scientific production on pharmaceutical care from 1990 to 2009

By Maria Denise Ricetto Funchal-Witzel, Lia Lusitana Cardozo de Castro, Nicolina Silvana Romano-Lieber and Paulo Capel Narvai

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Brazilian scientific production on pharmaceutical care was identified based on articles indexed on the Medline, Embase, Lilacs, Web of Science and International Pharmaceutical Abstracts databases. Sixty-three articles published in both national and international journals were retrieved. With regard to authors, 72.3% were from the Southeast and South Regions, and 60.8% were affiliated to public universities. In relation to the type of studies, 85.7% were descriptive, and the most frequently researched fields were community pharmacies, hospitals and primary health care units. Articles were original in 65.1% of cases, updates in 20.6%, and reviews in 7.9%. An increase in publications commenced in 2006. In 31.7% of cases, authors had adopted a bibliographical study design, 28.6% qualitative study, 23.8% intervention, and 15.9% observational study design. The most researched subjects were elderly with chronic diseases. The importance of stimulating the conducting of experimental and qualitative studies, as well as amplifying authorship affiliated with the service area, foreign authors and with research in a wide variety of practice settings were highlighted. Despite the limited quantity of articles, an increase in their number as well as in their scope and quality is expected, so as to create further knowledge that contributes to the recognition of pharmacists' actions by patient healthcare teams.<br>Identificam-se características da produção científica brasileira sobre atenção farmacêutica, a partir de artigos indexados nas bases Medline, Embase, Lilacs, Web of Science e International Pharmaceutical Abstracts. Foram localizados 63 artigos em revistas nacionais e internacionais. Em relação aos autores, 72,3% pertenciam as Regiões Sudeste e Sul e 60,8% estavam vinculados a universidades públicas. Quanto ao tipo de pesquisa, 85,7% foram descritivas, sendo campos mais pesquisados: farmácias comunitárias, hospitais e unidades básicas de saúde. Os artigos foram considerados originais (65,1%), atualizações (20,6%) e revisões (7,9%). O aumento das publicações se deu a partir de 2006. Em 31,7% dos casos os autores optaram por estudo bibliográfico, 28,6% qualitativo, 23,8% de intervenção e 15,9% observacional. Os principais sujeitos pesquisados foram idosos com enfermidades crônicas. Aponta-se a importância de estimular a realização de estudos experimentais e qualitativos, ampliar a autoria vinculada à área de serviços, o vínculo com autores estrangeiros e a pesquisa em todos os ambientes de prática. Apesar da quantidade limitada de artigos espera-se aumento de seu número, abrangência e qualidade de forma a gerar conhecimento que contribua para o reconhecimento das ações do farmacêutico na equipe de atenção ao paciente

Topics: Atenção Farmacêutica, Assistência Farmacêutica, Saúde pública, Serviços Farmacêuticos, Pharmaceutical care, Pharmaceutical assistance, Public health, Pharmaceutical services, Pharmacy and materia medica, RS1-441, Medicine, R, DOAJ:Pharmacy and materia medica, DOAJ:Medicine (General), DOAJ:Health Sciences
Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1590/S1984-82502011000200023
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:32642ba082014ab99e7d76a0e440ab12
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