2019 年 15 巻 3 号 p. 115-127
Extending the role of pharmacists beyond the dispensing room to the ward bedside is essential for the advancement of medical care, and clinical pharmacists now provide pharmacological care-based drug therapy to patients through drug management guidance and hospital medical services. At hospitals, pharmacists support doctors by checking the dosage and content of prescriptions, monitoring efficacy and side effects, and providing information on drug interactions, thereby ensuring that advanced drug treatment is efficient and safe. We analyzed the records of interventions in drug therapy by clinical pharmacists working in the wards at our hospital and found that they contributed to the efficacy and safety of treatment. The clinical pharmacists made over 300 pharmaceutical interventions each month. Most of these interventions involved such important elements as treatment proposals and dosages, and more than 80% of them helped eliminate potential problems for patients, such as the necessity of additional treatment.