Legal Aspects Of Patient Counseling: Need Of The Hour

Sekhar, Sonal M and Nazeer, Samiya K and Sara, Tintu J and Saraswathi, R (2011) Legal Aspects Of Patient Counseling: Need Of The Hour. International Journal Of Research In Pharmacy And Chemistry, 1 (2). pp. 218-223. ISSN 22312781

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As the practice of pharmacy continues to move away from dispensing and move toward the wider areav of harmaceutical care, the pharmacist’s professional responsibilities will also increase. Since the implementation of Omnibus Budget Reconcilation Act 1990 (OBRA’90) in US, various studies have evaluated the impact the law has had on pharmacy counselling practices. Studies using an interview design found that 38% to 40% of patients were counseled by pharmacists. It is important for pharmacists to understand OBRA’90 and counseling requirements. If pharmacists comply with these laws then the chance of potential liability can be reduced. Many pharmacists do not realize the legal, professional, and economic consequences of ineffectively incorporating patient counseling into their practice. Beyond the risks, the benefits of patient consultation promises to improve not only the quality of life for patients but to greatly enrich the profession of pharmacy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: OBRA90, Patient counselling, Patient care, Pharmaceutical care.
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2011 04:45
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2011 04:45

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