Clinical and Hospital Pharmacy
Clinical pharmacy is the branch of pharmacy which provides direct patient care that optimizes the use of medication and promotes health, disease prevention and wellness. But the clinical pharmacy movement initially began inside clinics and hospitals. Clinical pharmacists often work in collaboration with nurse practitioners, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. It can enter into a formal collaborative practice agreement with some healthcare provider, generally, one or more physicians that allow pharmacists to prescribe medications and order laboratory tests Hospital pharmacies are pharmacies regularly found within the campus of a hospital.