Rational Pharmacotherapy Action Plan. Final report
Hämeen-Anttila, Katri; Närhi, Ulla; Tahvanainen, Heidi (2018-05-04)
Sosiaali- ja terveysministeriö
Julkaisusarja:Reports and Memorandums 19/2018
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On 18 January 2016, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health appointed a steering group to draw up a rational pharmacotherapy action plan to implement a policy item outlined in Prime Minister Sipilä's Government Programme. The action plan outlines objectives for promoting rational pharmacotherapy. The following objectives were set for national implementation, services organisers and providers, healthcare and social welfare professionals, and medicine users: Pharmacotherapy and pharmaceutical services will be managed by knowledge at national and regional levels and in service units. Service organisers will be in charge of pharmacotherapy and pharmaceutical services as a whole. Pharmacotherapy will be managed as a whole – objective for healthcare and social welfare service units. Healthcare and social welfare professionals will implement rational pharmacotherapy. Medicine users will use pharmaceuticals rationally and as agreed. The objectives to be achieved by 2022 include the following points: Steering will be based on national policies. Regions will have effective structures to ensure multidisciplinary cooperation between various stakeholders and steering of pharmacotherapy. Electronic systems to support decision-making and reliable sources of information on medicines will be in place widely. Medicine users will receive increasing support in taking responsibility for carrying out their own pharmacotherapy in an appropriate manner, within the limits of their own resources and possibilities