Clinical Pharmacy

Clinical pharmacy as a discipline is based on health sciences. The discipline is focused on optimizing pharmacotherapy and promoting health. The emphasis is in rational medicine use and ways to influence it, development and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services and medication safety. Clinical pharmacy is based on multidisciplinary collaboration and patients’ involvement in their pharmacotherapy. Clinical pharmacy is a philosophy of practice covering all social and health care settings in hospital and outpatient care where pharmacotherapy is part of patient care (University of Helsinki 2010).