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Differences and similarities in clinical pharmacy practice in China and the United States: a narrative review
  1. Jing Li,
  2. Zhiping Li
  1. Department of Pharmacy, Children’s Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  1. Correspondence to Zhiping Li, Department of Pharmacy, Children’s Hospital of Fudan University, 399 Wanyuan Road, Shanghai 201102, China; ; zplifudan{at}126.com

Abstract

The clinical pharmacy practice provided by pharmacists aims to improve the rational use of medication and enhance the quality of life of patients. Although clinical pharmacy in the USA has been developing for almost 60 years, it began in China only in 2005. Despite this, rapid development in clinical pharmacy has been achieved under the support of China’s Ministry of Health. This article aims to compare the differences between, and similarities of, clinical pharmacy practice in China and the USA.

  • Pharmacy practice
  • Clinical pharmacists
  • Clinical pharmacy services
  • Pharmaceutical care

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