The Classification of Pharmaco-Therapeutic Referrals (CPR) is a classification focused on defining and grouping together situations requiring a referral from pharmacists to physicians (and vice versa) regarding the pharmacotherapy used by the patients. It is bilingual English/Spanish (Clasificación de Derivaciones Fármaco-terapéuticas).
It is a simple and efficient classification of pharmaco-therapeutic referrals between physicians and pharmacists permitting a common interprofessional language. Its objective is to improve the coordination processes between physicians and pharmacists working in primary health care.
It is structured in 4 chapters and 38 rubrics; the assigned name to each one is expressed and explained by:
– terms related to the title of the rubric,
– a definition expressing the meaning of the rubric,
– Inclusion and exclusion criteria to select and qualify the contents corresponding to a rubric, and
– examples to illustrate every term.
It also includes a glossary of terms, an index with words used in the rubrics, and a standardized model of interprofessional referral form to facilitate referrals from community pharmacists to primary care physicians.
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Adapted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Internet. Accessed on December 17, 2020.