Patients with allergic rhinitis often trivialise their condition, self-manage inappropriately, and would benefit from health care intervention. The primary point of health care contact for these self-managing allergic rhinitis patients is the community pharmacy. With the majority of allergic rhinitis treatments being available for purchase over the counter, without health care professional contact, we know little about how the patients self-manage. This study aims to identify the burden of allergic rhinitis in the community pharmacy and to identify key opportunity for intervention.
- allergic rhinitis
- consult pharmacists
- suboptimal management
Tan, R., Cvetkovski, B., Kritikos, V., Price, D., Yan, K., Smith, P., & Bosnic-Anticevich, S. (2017). Identifying the hidden burden of allergic rhinitis (AR) in community pharmacy: a global phenomenon. Asthma Research and Practice, 3, . https://doi.org/10.1186/s40733-017-0036-z