ACC Councils Evaluate the Role of Clinical Pharmacists on the CV Care Team

Clinical pharmacists play an important role for patients on the cardiovascular care team, according to a joint Council Perspective from the Cardiovascular Team Section and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section published Nov. 2 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The authors note that as a result of advanced training, clinical pharmacists have been associated with decreased costs of care, hospital mortality, drug costs, length of stay and medication error rates. They add that including pharmacists on cardiovascular care teams also improves medication adherence in at-risk patients, through direct consultation or education-related activities. Read more on