Use of professional practice guidance resources in pharmacy: a cross-sectional nationwide survey of pharmacists, intern pharmacists, and pharmacy students

@article{Mill2021UseOP,
  title={Use of professional practice guidance resources in pharmacy: a cross-sectional nationwide survey of pharmacists, intern pharmacists, and pharmacy students},
  author={Deanna Mill and Jacinta Lee Johnson and Kenneth Lee and Sandra M Salter and Danielle D’Lima and Liza J Seubert and Rhonda M Clifford and Amy Theresa Page},
  journal={Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice},
  year={2021},
  volume={14}
}
  • Deanna Mill, J. Johnson, A. Page
  • Published 1 December 2021
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
Background Variations in practice are commonplace in healthcare where health professionals, such as pharmacists act as autonomous practitioners. This is evident in simulated patient studies, where pharmacists practice does not meet widely accepted standards for medicines supply or treatment of an ailment. To promote best pharmacy practice a myriad of guidance resources including practice guidelines, codes and standards are produced by professional organisations. These resources provide a… 

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