Establishing emergency department clinical pharmacy services

Hughes, Darrel W.; Roth, Jennifer M.; Laurel, Yolanda
July 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 13, p1053
Academic Journal
The article discusses the issue on the low percentage of pharmacy services established in the emergency department (ED) of hospitals in the U.S. Reportedly, only 3.5% of hospitals are having ED pharmacists despite of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' mandatory of the services to every hospital pharmacy department's ED. Pharmacists' services, which include providing drug information, are required to reduce the occurrence of adverse drug events and decrease medication expenditures.


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