Providing patient care in community pharmacies: practice and research in Finland.

@article{Bell2007ProvidingPC,
  title={Providing patient care in community pharmacies: practice and research in Finland.},
  author={John Simon Bell and Minna Heleena V{\"a}{\"a}n{\"a}nen and Harri Ovaskainen and Ulla N{\"a}rhi and Marja S. A. Airaksinen},
  journal={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={1039-46}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the provision of patient care in community pharmacies in Finland. FINDINGS The network of 799 community pharmacies across Finland dispensed 42.1 million prescriptions in 2005. Medication counseling has been mandated by law since 1983 and only pharmacists are permitted to provide therapeutic advice in pharmacies. Measurable improvements in the rates of pharmacists' medication counseling have been observed since 2000. Long-term national pharmacy practice initiatives… CONTINUE READING

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