CASPPER Study: a non-randomized controlled trial in Sri Lanka

CASPPER Study: a non-randomized controlled trial in Sri Lanka

The CPA would like to congratulate our partners CASPPER (Collaboration of Sri Lankans and Australians in Pharmacy Practice Education and Research) on their latest publication, a non-randomised controlled clinical trial investigating the impact of clinical ward pharmacists on the treatment of patients with non-communicable diseases in Sri Lanka.

The study demonstrated that a ward-based clinical pharmacy service significantly improved appropriate prescribing, reduced drug-related problems and readmissions for patients with non-communicable diseases. This adds to the accumulating evidence bank relating to the benefits of developing clinical pharmacy services in less resource rich settings.

Such data is invaluable when building business cases for investment in ward-based clinical pharmacy services and we hope this study will also encourage our members to create their own local data to support the case for the development of the profession in their own countries for the benefit of patients.

Download the publication in pdf format here