Evidence of pharmacy practice
In 2001, the Association of Danish Pharmacies established an evidence database for community pharmacy. The Evidence Database was developed, and is maintained by Pharmakon, Danish College of Pharmacy Technicians, for the Association. The database contains data on clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes from intervention studies in community pharmacy practice. The following reports were published:
- Six evidence reports covering the main areas of Good Pharmacy Practice Guidelines
- Evidence report on drug-related problems
- Evidence report on patient safety and medication errors
- Evidence report on compliance and concordance (English summary not available)
- Evidence report on opportunistic screening in the primary health sector.
Searches in the above evidence reports resulted in reports on diabetes, elderly patients, hypertension and coronary heart diseases, medication review in Denmark, evidence for counselling in pharmacies, and seamless care (English summaries of these reports are not available).
The aim of the database is to ensure that the pharmacy sector has a continuous access to updated knowledge about the impact of pharmacy practice in society. All datasheets are included in the searchable, electronic version of the Evidence Database, and via the homepage of the Association of Danish Pharmacies www.apotekerforeningen.dk.
The database is mainly based on European literature (from 1990 and onwards). The datasheets are in Danish, with the majority of the summaries translated into English.