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A robust tool for recording pharmacist's interventions in a low-resource setting

      Yailian et al., [
      • Yailian A.L.
      • Revel E.
      • Tardy C.
      • Fontana A.
      • Estublier C.
      • Decullier E.
      • et al.
      Assessment of the clinical relevance of pharmacists' interventions performed during medication review in a rheumatology ward.
      ] describe the medical and pharmaceutical staff perspectives of pharmacist's interventions in a clinical rheumatology setting in France. Interventions were classified according to a classification system that denoted drug-related problems (e.g. untreated indication) and the types of intervention thereafter (e.g. drug switch). A scale was used that categorised the potential clinical impact as minor, significant, major, critical or catastrophic. On evaluating the scale, there was found to be agreement between the rheumatologist and pharmacist in terms of clinical relevance for about half the items rated. We were interested to read this article as we have recently piloted the introduction of an existing pharmacist's intervention tool previously reported on [
      • Shulman R.
      • McKenzie C.A.
      • Landa J.
      • Bourne R.S.
      • Jones A.
      • Borthwick M.
      • et al.
      PROTECTED-UK group. Pharmacist's review and outcomes: treatment-enhancing contributions tallied, evaluated, and documented (PROTECTED-UK).
      ,
      • Rudall N.
      • McKenzie C.
      • Landa J.
      • Bourne R.S.
      • Bates I.
      • Shulman R.
      PROTECTED-UK - clinical pharmacist interventions in the UK critical care unit: exploration of relationship between intervention, service characteristics and experience level.
      ] in Namibia.
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