Prominent economist and health services manager, Dr Stephen Duckett (Program Director of Health at the Grattan Institute) has advocated for better use of the pharmacist skill set in Australia, suggesting that by collaborating with GPs, pharmacists could (and logically should) play a much greater role in medicines management than is currently the case. Functions he proposed in a recent piece published in the Australian Pharmacist include medication continuation and enhanced contributions in the management of chronic disease, potentially lessening demand upon already over-burdened general practices. See the full piece, published here.
Using the skill set of pharmacists to greater effect
Jul 15, 2019