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The Value of Expanded Pharmacy Services in Canada

Conference Board of Canada Report, April 25 2017
 
The scope of pharmacy services has expanded in many Canadian jurisdictions in recent years. This report estimates the health and economic impact of three community pharmacy services that have the potential to be expanded.

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The scope of pharmacy services has expanded in many Canadian jurisdictions in recent years, with each province and territory taking a different approach to optimize these changes for better health and value.

This report showcases a modelling study that estimates the health and economic impact of three services currently delivered within a community pharmacy setting that have the potential to be expanded: smoking cessation, advanced medication review and management for cardiovascular disease, and pneumococcal vaccination.

Over the 20-year forecast period, the estimated economic value of expanding these services ranges from $2.5 billion to $25.7 billion. We also expect a large return on investment for all three services over the medium and long terms.

Health Canadacihr logo1This initiative has been generously funded by grants from Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.