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Health Destination Pharmacy: Creation of a data base - Industrial scholarship

Project Member(s): Williams, K., Garcia Cardenas, M.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Start year: 2016

Summary: The benefit of an effective national primary care system is universally recognised to demonstrate one of the strengths of a health care system. Nations with strong primary health care models deliver efficiencies, minimise health inequalities, reduce hospitalisations and ensure more desirable health outcomes. At a global level, governments including UK and Canada endeavour to achieve sustained benefits through investment in primary care sector reform. Such reforms have promoted greater access to health services, greater workforce utilisation and increased emphasis on self-care. Several international studies indicate that the role of pharmacists could be expanded in quality and depth with clinical and economic savings. The first stage of the PSA Health Destination Pharmacy (HDP) Trial (2012-13) objective was to move pharmacists practice away from a focus on throughput of prescriptions and discounting to a consumer-focused model centred on health and quality services .The second stage using an implementation model is currently under testing . This project is an extension of this second stage and will establish the data bases to monitor, analyse, asses the impact and manage the use of practice change facilitators (coaches) in the change model .

Publications:

Moussa, L, Garcia Cardenas, M & Benrimoj, S 2019, 'Facilitation Strategies Used in the Implementation of Innovations in Healthcare Practice: A Systematic Review', The Journal of Change Management, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 283-301.
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Keywords: Community Pharmacy, pharmacists, Practice change facilitators

FOR Codes: Evaluation of Health Outcomes, Health Policy Evaluation, Health Policy Economic Outcomes, Primary Health Care, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice