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  1. Aurélie Guérin1,2,
  2. Cynthia Tanguay1,
  3. Denis Lebel1,3,
  4. Jean-François Bussières3,4
  1. 1Pharmacy Practice Research Unit, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  2. 2Pharmacy intern, Université Paris Sud XI
  3. 3Pharmacy Department, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  4. 4Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Jean-François Bussières, Département de pharmacie, CHU Sainte-Justine, 3175, chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montréal, Québec, Canada H3T 1C5; jf.bussieres{at}

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The concept of evidence-based decision-making is slowly being integrated into pharmacy curricula throughout Europe. While pharmacists are being asked to use the best available evidence to favour optimal drug use in their clinical practice, they are minimally exposed to the best evidence of their role and their impact on patient outcomes. In the December 2013 issue, Tommy Erickson reinforced the need for pharmacists ‘to identify and optimally use their most important and trusted sources for improving health outcome for patients and customers’.1 At the same time, the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) is promoting the importance of evidence about the role and impact of hospital pharmacists.2 …

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  • Contributors AG, CT, DL and J-FB contributed to the conception of the work and the acquisition and interpretation of data. AG and CT drafted the letter. AG, CT, DL and J-FB critically revised the letter, approved the final version to be published and agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding Ministére de la Santé et des Services Sociaux du Québec.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.