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A logic model for pharmaceutical care.Moltó-Puigmartí, Carolina; Aa Vonk, Robert; L van Ommeren, Gerlise; Hegger, Ingrid (2018-01-01)Objectives To develop a logic model for pharmaceutical care that can be used by stakeholders as a tool to support innovation and to monitor the performance of the pharmaceutical care system in the Netherlands and abroad. The ultimate aim of such a system is the responsible provision of drug therapy to improve patients' quality of life. Methods The logic model for pharmaceutical care was created following a process consisting of four steps: (1) a literature review to identify what pharmaceutical care is and what elements it consists of; (2) separate interviews with 10 stakeholder organizations to discuss the results of the literature review; (3) construction of the logic model based on the findings from steps 1 and 2; and (4) separate interviews with three stakeholder organizations to discuss and fine-tune the model. This project was carried out by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment ( Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu) in the Netherlands. Results According to the proposed logic model, pharmaceutical care is care defined as: (1) patient-centred; (2) effective and safe; (3) efficient and affordable; (4) in physical, financial and timely ways; and (5) with minimal environmental impact. Conclusion The proposed logic model provides stakeholders with a common framework for the innovation or further development of pharmaceutical care.