Pharmacy World and Science

, Volume 18, Issue 6, pp 233–235 | Cite as

Pharmaceutical care

  • Charles D. Hepler


Drug-treatment failures can be prevented by applying a Pharmaceutical Care system. Therapeutic outcome monitoring is such a system, which can be applied to the (drug)treatment of several diseases like asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Pharmaceutical Care is an outcome oriented, cooperative systematic approach to providing drug therapy directed at the improvement of all dimensions of health related quality of life.


Pharmaceutical Care Pharmaceutical Care Cycle TOM Drug Therapy Medicine use process 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles D. Hepler
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacy Health Care AdministrationCollege of Pharmacy, The University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Co-Director, Dubow Family Center for Research in Pharmaceutical CareCollege of Pharmacy, The University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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