Frontline Pharmacist. Role of the pharmacist in a presurgical clinic designed to optimize outcomes after elective total joint arthroplasty

Falk, Jamie M.; Raymond, Colette B.
August 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;8/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 16, p1314
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the role of pharmacists in caring for patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty (TJA). It mentions that health care practitioners are permitted by preadmission clinics (PACs) to perform preoperative evaluation, patient education, and execute diagnostic tests. It states that there is a limited literature regarding the role of pharmacists in prehabilitation clinics. It adds that pharmacists recognize drug-related problems (DRPs) to patients and primary care physicians.


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