More than half a century ago, ASHP developed its earliest proposed practice standard—the Proposed Minimum Standards for Pharmacies in Hospitals.
Today, ASHP continues to foster concrete improvements in pharmacy practice and in the therapeutic use of drugs with its annual compilation of ASHP guidance documents: ASHP Best Practices. These guidance documents have stimulated improvements in pharmacy practice and operations; influenced accreditation standards, laws, and regulations (both in the United States and in other countries); and contributed to an awareness among consumers and policymakers of the vital patient care role of pharmacists.
The Most Comprehensive Set of Quality Guidelines Available to the Pharmacy Profession
ASHP positions and more than 80 ASHP guidance documents of varying scope provide ongoing advice to practitioners and health systems to help improve the medication-use process, patient care and safety, and patient outcomes and quality of life.
Technical Assistance Bulletins
Therapeutic Position Statements
New or revised material in this edition includes:
ASHP Statement on the Pharmacist’s Role in Public Health
ASHP Statement on the Roles and Responsibilities of the Pharmacy Executive
ASHP Statement on the Pharmacist’s Role in Clinical Pharmacogenomics
ASHP is the author of the publication.
Bruce Hawkins is Editor, Best Practices, and Director, Policy Development Operations, Office of Practice Advancement, ASHP.