Chronicles of a Primary care practice pharmacist

Christopher Freeman, W Neill Cottrell, Greg Kyle, Ian Williams, Lisa Nissen

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    In 2009, a pharmacist commenced working in a nondispensing role at a primary care medical center located in a metropolitan suburb of Brisbane, Australia. Research into the role and function of a practice pharmacist in this setting is still in its infancy. Methods: Ethnographic methods were used over a 3-month period to record activities undertaken by the practice pharmacist on a daily basis. Results: During the 3-month period, 296 hours of activity were documented. Activities the practice pharmacist performed most frequently included medication review, “pharmaceutical opinion,” student supervision, drug information, and administrative tasks. Conclusion: This study demonstrates the broad range of activities which were conducted by a practice pharmacist in the primary care setting as part of a multidisciplinary team.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13-18
    Number of pages6
    JournalIntergrated Pharmacy Research and Practice
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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