Social Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Care

Social Pharmacy, overall, can be defined as a multidisciplinary research area that applies techniques and methods from economics, epidemiology, sociology and medicine to the pharmaceutical sector in order to evaluate the use of medicines in society from different perspectives. It particularly aims to investigate the relationship between pharmacist, patient and use of medicines in real clinical practice. It focuses on the pharmacist-patient-healthcare system interaction, testing innovative models and services through multidisciplinary approaches.

Since 2015, part of CIRFF’s research activity has been focused in the area of Social Pharmacy, investigating various aspects of health care delivery, pharmacist-patient relationships, and health care stakeholder perspectives, using tools such as questionnaires, interviews, and educational interventions.