Special Issue "Pharmacists’ Role in Improving Medication Use and Health Outcomes"
A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017).
Interests: medication adherence, pharmacist’s roles in primary care, technologic support for medication use
Interests: Transitions of care, pharmacist’s role in primary care, interprofessional care and education, health disparities
Numerous studies have shown that medication use can be improved by considering the effectiveness, safety and cost of prescribed medications as well as patient adherence to those medications. Evidence also shows that pharmacists can improve clinical outcomes in chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension, with the preponderance of evidence in primary care settings. We seek to expand this general knowledge.
This Special Issue explores pharmacists’ roles in improving medication use and health outcomes among older adults. We welcome articles examining: pharmacists’ practice in innovative settings or models and their impact on medication and health-related outcomes; pharmacists’ interventions in care transitions to improve medication management and care coordination; and pharmacists’ roles in the primary care setting. We are particularly interested in pilot studies with evidence from newer and/or different therapeutic areas or applications/evidence supporting health outcomes or large, well-designed studies where pharmacists’ care improved outcomes.
We hope to receive your submission by early December 2016, but submissions will be accepted in an on-going manner through 31 January 2017. As Pharmacy is an electronic journal, papers will be published online immediately after they are accepted after peer review. All papers will be collected on a home page focused on this topic. Please review other Special Issues in Pharmacy at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/pharmacy/special_issues.
Karen B. Farris
Antoinette B. Coe
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.
- Older adults
- Pharmacist roles
- Medication use
- Care transitions
- Ambulatory care
- Clinical outcomes
- Patient perceptions
- Provider perceptions