CACDS: Pharmacy Services

By: Cacds  09-12-2011
Keywords: Pharmacy, business model, Pharmacy Services

Today, community pharmacies in Canada are so much more than dispensaries.  They are healthcare hubs offering both traditional dispensing services and Medication Management services which help improve patient outcomes and relieve downstream pressures on the healthcare system.

To help realize the optimization of community pharmacy, CACDS, the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and provincial pharmacy associations jointly developed the Canadian Pharmacy Services Framework (Framework).

The Framework’s purpose is to help transition the pharmacy business model from a transactional approach based on dispensing to a patient-focused approach centred on pharmacy services.

Keywords: business model, Pharmacy, Pharmacy Services

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Developed by CACDS in 2009, the Framework is part of the Association’s contribution to the Blueprint for Pharmacy, a national strategic plan led by the Canadian Pharmacists Association. The Framework’s purpose is to help evolve pharmacy funding from a transactional approach, based on dispensing, to a patient-focused approach, based on pharmacist services.