Future methods in pharmacy practice research

A. B. Almarsdottir, Z. U D Babar

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This article describes the current and future practice of pharmacy scenario underpinning and guiding this research and then suggests future directions and strategies for such research. First, it sets the scene by discussing the key drivers which could influence the change in pharmacy practice research. These are demographics, technology and professional standards. Second, deriving from this, it seeks to predict and forecast the future shifts in use of methodologies. Third, new research areas and availability of data impacting on future methods are discussed. These include the impact of aging information technology users on healthcare, understanding and responding to cultural and social disparities, implementing multidisciplinary initiatives to improve health care, medicines optimization and predictive risk analysis, and pharmacy as business and health care institution. Finally, implications of the trends for pharmacy practice research methods are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)724-730
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Issue number3
Early online date21 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes


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