The pharmaceutical care in asthma - Polish and global perspective

Pneumonol Alergol Pol. 2016;84(4):225-31. doi: 10.5603/PiAP.2016.0028.


The pharmaceutical care is a pharmacist's contribution to the care of individual patients and leads to optimize the use of drugs. The pharmaceutical care may improve adherence, clinical effectiveness of providing therapy and improve the health-related quality of life. The conducted literature review confirmed that pharmaceutical care and advanced pharmaceutical services are clinical effective in asthma. The implementation of pharmaceutical care under Polish conditions is currently insufficient and remains challenging for the future. Herein we should admit, that the polish government has recently put an effort to appoint specially dedicated team establishing a program of reimbursed pharmaceutical care. This move should be considered as a new phase for amendments community pharmacy in Poland. The experience of different health care systems, including for instance United Kingdom, Australia or Canada, might be used in the process of changing Polish perspective. Herein, we have reviewed the literature and highlighted the services creating the program of pharmaceutical care in asthma. This unique work describes the complex nature of optimal pharmaceutical services emphasizing the strong necessity of multidimensional approach in this field.

Keywords: asthma; community pharmacy; pharmaceutical care.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / drug therapy*
  • Asthma / prevention & control
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Humans
  • Pharmaceutical Services* / economics
  • Pharmaceutical Services* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Pharmaceutical Services* / standards
  • Pharmaceutical Services* / statistics & numerical data
  • Pharmacies / standards
  • Pharmacies / statistics & numerical data
  • Poland
  • Quality of Life
  • Telemedicine
  • United Kingdom