UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Clinical Pharmacy Services

Publication Date

2019-03-26

Document Type

Blog Post

Disciplines

Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Pharmacy Administration, Policy and Regulation

Abstract

When reflecting upon the impactful members of a patient’s healthcare team, much consideration is given to the patient’s nurses, primary care physician and specialists. However, with nearly nine in 10 Americans living within five miles of a community pharmacy, and four in five receiving prescription benefits through a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), the role of the pharmacist in orchestrating a patient’s care on the front lines is often overlooked.

Keywords

patients, healthcare team, pharmacy, pharmacists

Rights and Permissions

© 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Commonwealth Medicine Blog

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