Core definition: Clinical pharmacy is a scientific discipline and a branch of pharmacy practice, which aims to optimise the therapeutic use of medicines by patients and professionals in order to maximise the likelihood that an optimal balance of clinical, humanistic and economic outcomes is achieved.
Extension: As an academic discipline, Clinical Pharmacy aims to generate and disseminate knowledge that directly informs clinical decision-making, health care organisation or policy in relation to the therapeutic use of medicines. As a professional practice, Clinical Pharmacy comprises services delivered by registered pharmacists or pharmaceutical staff acting under their responsibility, which target the therapeutic use of medicines at population and/or individual patient levels. Clinical Pharmacy services can be delivered in any setting. Where Clinical Pharmacy (CP) services target the therapeutic use of medicines in individual patients, Clinical Pharmacy practice and Pharmaceutical Care (PC) delivery (defined by the Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe as "The pharmacist’s contribution to the care of individuals in order to optimise medicines use and improve health outcomes") are synonymous. ESCP definition of Clinical Pharmacy
When answering this survey, please consider both CP and PC to report your country’s situation.