Implementation of sensible pharmacotherapy
Service organisers, which currently refers to municipalities, joint municipal authorities and hospital districts are responsible for ensuring that residents have access to the necessary social and health care services. It is essential for service organisers and providers to ensure the implementation of the principles for the rational prescription, supply and use of pharmaceuticals.
Services must be coordinated into an entity that meets the needs of the customer or a care pathway that includes the availability of correctly-timed pharmacotherapy and the overall coordination of pharmacotherapy. Organisations that organise services need pharmaceuticals sector knowledge, so that the pharmaceuticals services entity can be planned and managed and the pharmacotherapy processes of providers can be understood. In accordance with the implementation programme for rational pharmacotherapy, patient representatives should be included in the planning of pharmacotherapy processes.
The implementation programme for rational pharmacotherapy provides support for development related to pharmacotherapy and pharmaceutical services. Additionally, Fimea has coordinated development networks. These have produced materials that have been published.
Elina Asola, Senior Specialist
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Department for Safety, Security and Health / TUTO, Biotechnology and Medicines Unit / BILA Telephone:0295163437
Ulla Närhi, Ministerial Adviser
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Department for Safety, Security and Health / TUTO, Biotechnology and Medicines Unit / BILA Telephone:0295163619