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Better health outcomes through improved primary care – 6CPA discussion paper

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In a discussion paper  entitled Better health outcomes through improved primary care: Optimising pharmacy’s contribution, PSA says that the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement presents an opportunity to focus on the improvements in consumer health outcomes that can be achieved from the delivery of high quality pharmacist services, particularly for those with chronic diseases and on multiple medications.

“The 6CPA needs to give appropriate recognition to the vital role that pharmacists and community pharmacies play in our primary healthcare system and, in doing so, help to ensure this well established health infrastructure remains viable and sustainable into the future,”, the discussion paper says.

“PSA wants to ensure that 6CPA can fulfil its potential to make a genuine difference to the health of the Australian community, as well as ensuring that pharmacies and pharmacists become more closely incorporated into the broader primary health care service environment.

“To do so, it is essential that 6CPA is built on an evidence-informed framework, so that increased investments in pharmacist services can deliver cost effective solutions for Government and better health outcomes for consumers, particularly those with chronic diseases who are taking multiple medications.”

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