District Health Care Network and Pharmacist

Masaki MUTO
2010 Yakugaku zasshi  
A new district health plan started in April, 2008. Under this new plan, district referral system has been largely changed and become to be formed in following four diseases of cancer, stroke, diabetes and acute myocardial infarction. A special point in the new district health plan is that district pharmacies are deˆned as"health care facilities". By this deˆnition, the district pharmacy is expected to play a role as providing center of the drugs and the medical devices corresponding to the four
more » ... ponding to the four diseases. Moreover, pharmacy of the future has to contribute to play a role of the community health coordination activities such as participation to district referral critical-pathway, home health care and predischarge conference in acute care hospital.
doi:10.1248/yakushi.130.1617 pmid:21139384 fatcat:3frxjegiorgdnbu6vrugxwdsyi