Capturing Outcomes of Clinical Activities Performed by a Rounding Pharmacist Practicing in a Team Environment

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This study is conducted by Dr. Mark Makowsky in partnership with Capital Health, Regional Pharmacy Services.

The goal of the study is to assess the impact of addition of a clinical pharmacist to the in-hospital patient care team, on patient outcomes and process of care indicators.

The two study pharmacists have been providing services to medical inpatients at the University of Alberta Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital, and Grey Nuns Community Hospital for the past 5 months. The chart review process of 600 patient charts has recently and preliminary results are expected in February 2007.


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