Recommendations to improve pharmacy practice research in the Middle Eastern Arab countries

Daneh Obaid, Faris El-Dahiyat, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

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The expansion of the pharmacist-led services has resulted in increased demand to have evidence in terms of necessity, efficacy, and cost. Evidence-based practice is crucial to provide the best patient health outcomes and pharmacy practice research can play a key role in this regard. This commentary provides a background of pharmacy practice research, and then, it highlights three key recommendations based on a systematic review of the literature. The systematic review of the literature on pharmacy practice research has been conducted in 12 Middle Eastern Arab Countries. The three key recommendations include (a) identification of research priorities by health authorities in each country; (b) pharmacy practice research culture to be nurtured and promoted with academic researchers and practitioners; and (c) shifting pharmacy practice research towards applied, interventional, and implementation studies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number68
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2021


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