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

Authors
  • Neville, Heather L
  • Chevalier, Bernadette
  • Daley, Chris
  • Nodwell, Lisa
  • Harding, Claudia
  • Hiltz, Anne
  • MacDonald, Tammy
  • Skedgel, Chris
  • MacKinnon, Neil J
  • Slayter, Kathryn
Type
Published Article
Journal
International Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2014
Volume
22
Issue
3
Pages
216–222
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12058
PMID: 23952872
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The pharmacist's role in the management of the drug therapy needs of the post-surgical patient has the potential to improve clinical and patient outcomes and avoid healthcare costs. The inclusion of clinical pharmacists in surgical wards may result in $7 in savings for every $1 invested.

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