Hong Kong Med J 2011;17(Suppl 3):S16-9
Patient self-management and the role of pharmacists: developing a consensus-based policy framework
FYY Wong, FWK Chan, JHS You, ELY Wong, VCH Chung, SM Griffiths, EK Yeoh
School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
1. This first consensus-based policy framework on self-management and role of pharmacists comprises views of physicians, pharmacists, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and dispensers, and the general public in Hong Kong.
2. Patients with stable chronic conditions have the responsibility to manage their own health.
3. Pharmacists are suggested playing a role in patient self-management and responsible to manage medication problems.