oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Clinical pharmacy the Swedish way : standardised like IKEA? Unstoppable like a Volvo? : forum

Volume 80, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Pharmacists are seen as natural members of healthcare teams in many countries, especially in Anglo-Saxon countries where pharmaceutical care and clinical pharmacy have been established concepts for the last 30-40 years. In Sweden, as in many other European countries, the concept of clinical pharmacy is being increasingly recognised. Many international studies have shown that multiprofessional collaborations, including pharmacists, result in beneficial effects. These studies have focused on the effects on patient safety (a reduction in medication errors and adverse drug events), pharmacoeconomics (a reduction in drug costs and healthcare utilisation), and the appropriateness of prescribing.

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