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Children 2019, 6(2), 25; https://doi.org/10.3390/children6020025

Where are the Ambulatory Care Pediatric Pharmacists?

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St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children – American Academic Health System, 160 E. Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy, Richmond, VA 23298, USA
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Universitäts-Kinderspital beider Basel (UKBB), Spitalstrasse 33, CH-4031 Basel, Switzerland
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Children’s National Health System, 111 Michigan Avenue, Washington, DC 20010, USA
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Erasmus Medical Center – Sophia Children’s Hospital, s-Gravendijkwal 230, 3015 CE, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Larkin Health Sciences Institute College of Pharmacy, 18301 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33169, USA
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Received: 1 February 2019 / Accepted: 4 February 2019 / Published: 7 February 2019
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Abstract

This editorial describes the purposes and content of the Special Issue for the development of a national pediatric pharmacotherapy collaborative practice network. A collaborative practice network from a population health perspective is needed to better manage the medication-related needs of children with special health care needs and medical complexity (CSHCN-CMC). Over the last 25 years, the pharmacy profession has been engaged in organized efforts both to elevate practice and educational standards for pediatric pharmacy practice and to design medication management systems that benefit children and their families and caregivers. Moreover, alignment with pediatric clinical pharmacologists will aid in the development of new practice-based research paradigms that can be applied in the clinical setting. Formalized multi-disciplinary collaboration (CPAs) with new approaches to specialized electronic medication systems and comprehensive medication management (CMM) is necessary to improve the pharmacotherapy outcomes of pediatric patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: clinical pharmacy; clinical pharmacology; collaboration; comprehensive medication management; population health; patient-centered medical home; children with special needs; accountable care organization clinical pharmacy; clinical pharmacology; collaboration; comprehensive medication management; population health; patient-centered medical home; children with special needs; accountable care organization
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Parrish, R.H., II; van den Anker, J.; Benavides, S. Where are the Ambulatory Care Pediatric Pharmacists? Children 2019, 6, 25.

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