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Year : 2021, Volume : 14, Issue : 1
First page : ( 493) Last page : ( 500)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2021.00090.1

A review on the need of advanced clinical pharmacy education services for diabetes prevention and management in India in comparison with international standards

Porselvi A.*

School of Pharmacy, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai-600119, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: arumugamporselvi@gmail.com

Online published on 22 April, 2021.


Clinical pharmacy is a health care discipline which focuses on clinical pharmacist's involved patient care programmes to provide rationality in drugs use, to improve health and prevention and management of diseases. Clinical pharmacist directly can communicate with health care professionals and can resolve various health care issues related to patients. Clinical pharmacy services in the hospitals includes detecting of drug interactions, adverse drug events monitoring and filing, effective patient counselling, patient education, providing drug information services, monitoring of drug therapy, creating disease prevention and management awareness in the clinical setup. Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease associated with elevated blood sugar levels which ultimate causes damage of vital organs of the human body. In western countries the practice of clinical pharmacy and education services for non-communicable diseases are well established effectively. In India, clinical pharmacy services are still to be flourished with advancement in delivering of high standard pharmaceutical care and effective clinical services in all the tertiary care hospital settings. This review mainly aimed to highlight the western practices of advanced clinical pharmacy services and to bring into limelight the same in Indian, the clinical pharmacy practice for a better health outcome for the future.



Clinical Pharmacist, Diabetes mellitus, Advanced clinical pharmacy services, Diabetes education.


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