Implementation of clinical pharmacy services at a university hospital in Jordan

Authors

  • Sayer I. Al-azzam,

    1. Department of Clinical Pharmacy, King Abdulla University Hospital
    2. Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
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  • Mohd Shara,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
    • Department of Clinical Pharmacy, King Abdulla University Hospital
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  • Karem H. Alzoubi,

    1. Department of Clinical Pharmacy, King Abdulla University Hospital
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  • Fatimah A. Almahasneh,

    1. Department of Clinical Pharmacy, King Abdulla University Hospital
    2. Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
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  • Mais H. Iflaifel

    1. Department of Clinical Pharmacy, King Abdulla University Hospital
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Correspondence

Dr Mohd Shara, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid 22110, Jordan.

E-mail: mohdshara@yahoo.com

Abstract

Objective

Clinical pharmacy services are still in the early stages of implementation in the Middle East. This study assessed the implementation of clinical pharmacy services at a major university hospital.

Methods

All recommendations and services provided by clinical pharmacists were recorded for a period of 7 months.

Key findings

During the study period a total of 3026 patients were followed up and 10 783 recommendations and services were provided. The physicians' rate of acceptance of clinical pharmacists' recommendations was 69.4%.

Conclusion

The implementation of clinical pharmacy services in this setting was successful and should positively impact patient care.

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