Clinical Medication Reviews: Development of service procedures, training and implementation, outcomes evaluation
Clinical medication reviews are innovative service procedures based on close collaboration between the physician, the pharmacist and the patient. They are designed for identifying, solving and preventing drug-related problems in
the medications of individual patients in community and hospital settings. The development of procedures were started in Finland in 2004 as a continuum to the national joint project TIPPA to develop professional community pharmacy services to assure safe and rational use of medicines (2000-2003). (ongoing project, one of the national strategic key areas in Medicines Policy 2020).