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USA Today Article Highlights How Clinical Pharmacists Improve Healthcare Access, Features ASHP Member


In Monday’s USA Today, the article “VA treats patients’ impatience with clinical pharmacists” describes how expanding the role of clinical pharmacists is a proven solution for helping Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals handle primary care needs for their patients. “It’s having a significant impact on reducing wait times, and our office is trying to expand more of them nationally to increase access,” notes ASHP member Heather Ourth, National Clinical Program Manager for VA Pharmacy Benefits Management. The article also cites a report on clinical pharmacist prescribing activities co-authored by Ourth and published in the September issue of AJHP. Click here to read the full article in USA Today


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