Special Issue "Impact of Pharmacists in the Community Setting"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
Interests: improving medication use outcomes for patients using pharmacist interventions; development and validation of patient-reported outcome measures (PROs); educational assessment and outcomes; leadership, self-awareness, grit, and the growth mindset in student pharmacists
The community pharmacy setting presents both a challenge in providing direct patient care services, given the lack of streamlined infrastructure and time; as well as an opportunity in terms of pharmacist touch points. Pharmacists have made great strides in patient care in the community setting in recent years. Examples include disease management, medication therapy management and, more recently, comprehensive medication management and transitions of care. Along the way, various innovative interventions have emerged such as teach back techniques and medication synchronization that have helped improve medication use processes and outcomes for patients.
We have a Special Issue focused on the impact pharmacists have made in the community setting in terms of innovations. We invite you and your colleagues to work on an article for this Special Issue. We welcome both pilot studies with preliminary evidence, as well as completed research studies, examining recent innovative interventions of pharmacists that improve patient medication taking behavior and/or outcomes, methods that increase patient engagement in these services, models that improve communication and collaboration between prescribers and the community pharmacy, changing and emerging roles of pharmacists and their impact on patient care, policy changes that have affected practice and the development of new services, patient and prescriber’s perceptions of pharmacist interventions in the community setting.
Prof. Dr. Anandi Law
Dr. Micah Hata
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 1400 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 pharmacist interventions
- Medication therapy management
- Patient outcomes
- Patient perceptions
- Medication synchronization