Petition Update

U.S. Public Health Service Report Calls for Pharmacists to be Recognized!

Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDE
Tucson, AZ

Jan 10, 2012 — From: Sandra Leal
To: Ambulatory Care Practitioners
Posted: 01-09-2012 22:28
Subject: U.S. Public Health Service Report Calls for Pharmacists to be Recognized as Providers
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The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) released a report identifying "rationale and compelling discussion to support health reform through pharmacists delivering expanded patient care services," according to Improving Patient and Health System Outcomes Through Advanced Pharmacy Practice: A Report to the Surgeon General 2011.

"The federal sector has already implemented and embraced such a health care delivery model through physician-pharmacist collaboration," according to the report. "This collaboration, through extensive performance data, has demonstrated that patient care services delivered by pharmacists can