Pharmacists are an integral part of the health care team, and are consistently ranked among the most trusted and accessible health care professionals.
The science and art of pharmacy is keeping pace with advancements in technology, and as the health care environment evolves, pharmacists are providing a more diverse set of direct patient care services.
In fact, in 2014, pharmacists reported spending 20 percent more of their time on patient care services that were not related to medication dispensing than they did just five years earlier.
We know that patients are more connected to their pharmacists than ever before. But how do Americans engage with their pharmacists on a day-to-day basis? How do these interactions affect health care decisions? To find out we conducted a public opinion poll in February 2017 among nearly 2,000 registered voters.