VA Shifts To Clinical Pharmacists To Help Ease Patients’ Long Waits

November 7, 2016

A new article about the Madison, Wisconsin Veterans Affairs hospital employing clinical pharmacists to help patients with chronic care needs.

"Something astonishing has happened in the past year to outpatient treatment at the Veterans Affairs hospital here. Vets regularly get next-day and even same-day appointments for primary care now, no longer waiting a month or more to see a doctor as many once did.  The reason is they don’t all see doctors. Clinical pharmacists — whose special training permits them to prescribe drugs, order lab tests, make referrals to specialists and do physical examinations — are handling more patients’ chronic care needs." - Kaiser Health News

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