Special Issue "Community Pharmacists and Optimization of Patient Medication Use"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2020).
Interests: medication adherence; anticancer medications; community pharmacists’ practice; development and evaluation of adherence-enhancing interventions; mixed methods
Interests: drug utilization; polypharmacy; pharmacy practice; geriatric; interventions to improve medication utilization; pharmacoepidemiology
Over the past decades, the role of community pharmacists has shifted from dispensing drugs to engaging in a pharmaceutical care approach centred on monitoring side effects, drug interactions, adherence and therapeutic objectives in collaboration with the patient, and other healthcare professionals. Community pharmacists can, therefore, play an increasingly key role in optimizing patient medication experience and use. They have frequent encounters with patients, can assess their experience and needs, and can suggest strategies to overcome difficulties related to patients’ medication.
For this Special Issue on “Community Pharmacists and the Optimization of Patient Medication Use”, we seek manuscripts including but not limited to the following topics: (1) models of pharmaceutical care aimed at optimizing patient medication use, (2) the assessment of patient needs and experiences regarding pharmaceutical care aimed at optimizing their medication use, and (3) the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at optimizing patient medication use or their experience. We seek manuscripts reporting research results from systematic reviews and qualitative, quantitative, observational, and interventional studies.
Prof. Sophie Lauzier
Prof. Line Guénette
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pharmacy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Community pharmacists
- Patient medication use
- Patient medication experience
- Adherence to treatments
- Interventions to improve medication use