We will need the participation of all pharmacists, to ensure patients and our health care colleagues have access to our services. Pharmacists’ training and abilities must be applied to the achievement of higher quality at a lower cost in healthcare. Pharmacists must be ready to step forward and assume patient care accountability across the profession and within the new health care delivery system.
U.S. Public Health Service report: Improving Patient and Health System Outcomes Through Advanced Pharmacy Practice: A Report to the Surgeon General 2011
AARP Public Policy Institute policy statement: Medicare Part D’s Medication Therapy Management: Shifting from Neutral to Drive
New York Times editorial: When the Doctor is Not Needed