Pharmacy practice in Australia and New Zealand

Arjun Poudel, Esther T.L. Lau, Gregory J. Kyle, Lisa M. Nissen

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Pharmacy practice in Australia and New Zealand has been rapidly evolving. In recent years, there is a push away from the traditional roles of pharmacists around supply of medicines, to that of pharmacists’ professional cognitive services and patient-centered care. Drivers for this change, and call to extend and expand the scope of the pharmacists’ role have been in response to help fill the shortfall of health services, and to better capitalize on the expert skills and training of pharmacists as the medicines expert. This article will provide an overview about the history of pharmacy practice, funding models around remuneration of medicines and services provided by pharmacists, practice standards and guidelines relevant to pharmacy practice, pharmacy education, and current changes in expanded and extended roles for pharmacists in Australia and New Zealand.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128127353
ISBN (Print)9780128127360
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


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