Ambulatory care pharmacy practice is the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by pharmacists who are accountable for
addressing medication needs, developing sustained partnerships with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.
This is accomplished through direct patient care and medication management for ambulatory patients, long-term relationships, coordination of care,
patient advocacy, wellness and health promotion, triage and referral, and patient education and self-management. The ambulatory care
pharmacists may work in both an institutional and community-based clinic involved in direct care of a diverse patient population. Ambulatory
care pharmacists work in a variety of environments in both hospital and community-based settings. Each site has its own unique practice
style and may focus on primary care or focus on one specific disease state.
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