Community pharmacist and primary care physician collaboration: The missing connection in pharmaceutical care
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Pharmaceutical care (PC) involves the active participation of the pharmacist in the improvement of the quality of life of the patient through the dispensation, counselling, and monitoring of drug therapy. Community pharmacists often encounter patients first, and, for some patients, the pharmacist is their only contact with a healthcare professional. It is easier and quicker for patients to contact a community pharmacist. However, there is a very limited or a total absence of PC services in community pharmacies of the KSA. To describe the inter-professional collaboration between primary care physicians and community pharmacists concerning PC services, a qualitative study was designed using a thorough, in-depth interview carried out in the cities of Dhahran and Dammam of the Eastern province of the Kingdom.