Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy: Optimal Patient Care = Best Knowledge + Competent Practitioner
- © American Pharmacist Association - APhA
- Elaine Chiquette, PharmD
- 1582120684 / 9781582120683
- Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Evidence-Based Pharmacotherapy is dedicated to the proposition that optimal patient care is delivered by competent practitioners who have access to the best knowledge that medical research can provide. As the dominant modality of care in the health care system of the early 21st century, pharmacotherapy is key to the prevention and treatment of human disease, and the health professional who is able to access, interpret, and apply the best evidence concerning the use of medications will ensure optimal outcomes for his or her patients.
This book is intended to serve as both an introductory textbook for students learning about the connection between research and practice, and as a useful guide to pharmacists and other health professionals who are seeking to incorporate evidence-based medicine into their use of medications in treatment or prevention of disease. In a succinct, easy-to-read format, we have worked to create a roadmap for clinicians to follow in applying the best studies in the burgeoning clinical literature to the care of patients - one at a time.
Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials
"This would be an excellent resource for all pharmacy students and practitioners who are unfamiliar with or need more guidance in providing evidence-based pharmacotherapy recommendations."
-- Anna Wodlinger, Pharm.D., BCPS (Temple University School of Pharmacy) Doody's Review
This title is written for students and current practitioners (both pharmacists and other healthcare practitioners). I believe the book is appropriate for students and healthcare practitioners who have minimal experience or exposure to incorporating evidence-based recommendations into their daily practice.