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Basel Statements :
The future of hospital pharmacy practice

What are the Basel Statements? 

 

History

Hospital pharmacists from around the world met in Basel, Switzerland, in 2008, to discuss the future of their sector. This historic two-day meeting, hosted by FIP’s Hospital Pharmacy Section, came to a consensus over 75 statements reflecting their vision of practice: the Basel Statements.

The Basel Statements cover all areas of the medicine use process in hospitals, from procurement to monitoring.

In 2014, hospital pharmacists again gathered, this time in Bangkok, Thailand, to input into future practice through updating the statements. The latest version of the Basel Statements was launched in September 2015. There are now 65 statements.

What the statements cover

The Basel Statements can be split into seven areas:

Link to Library

For the full statements document click here

Impacts

The Basel Statements have been used in hospitals around the world:

Western Pacific Region St Mary's Lacor Hospital, Uganda

 

Translations

Translations available:

Arabic
Chinese (traditional)
Chinese (simplified)
Portuguese
Spanish
Vietnamese

 

Resources

Resources to aid and monitor implementation:

About the revisions

Basel Statement Revisions (2015) Webinar

 

Implementation

European Statements — The Basel Statements adapted to the European region The European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy. Eur J Hosp Pharm 2014;21:256-8.)

Further information on how the European Statements were developed can be found here

 

Monitoring implementation

Use of the 2008 Basel consensus statements to assess, realign, and monitor pharmacy practice at a tertiary care hospital in northern Uganda: illustrative case study. (Poh J, Vaillancourt R, Lamarre D and Oyella J. Can J Hosp Pharm 2013;66:318-27.)

 

Monitoring influences on prescribing

1. Survey on Formularies Systems and Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees

Comparative results for the Western Pacific region: Formulary systems and pharmacy and therapeutics committees in the Western Pacific Region: exploring two Basel Statements.

Penm J, Chaar B, Dechun J, Moles R. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2013;70:967-79.

2. Survey on Clinical Pharmacy Services

Comparative results for the Western Pacific region: Clinical pharmacy services that influence prescribing in the Western Pacific Region based on the FIP Basel Statements. Penm J, Chaar B, Moles R. Int J Clin Pharm 2015;37(3):485-496.

 

 

Published articles

Editorials

 

Advancing into a future hospital pharmacy practice model: the value of the Basel Statements. Guiu Segura JM. Int J Pharm Pract 2015;23:162-3.

International hospital pharmacy section's work on Basel statements continues. Thompson CA. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2012;69:2030-2.

Safe systems in hospitals : applying the Basel statements. Pillaye T. SA Pharmaceutical Journal 2011;78:38-9.

Global standards, South African practice — report of a workshop. Gray A. SA Pharmaceutical Journal 2010;77:45-8.

The global conference on the future of hospital pharmacy-from evidence to consensus and action: forum. Gray A. SA Pharmaceutical Journal 2009;76:42-4.

International hospital pharmacy section reorganizes to promote Basel Statements. Thompson CA. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2009;66:2072-74.

Hospital Pharmacy: A Global Profession Makes History. Bornstein C. Can J Hosp Pharm 2008;61:461.

 

Research based on the Basel Statements

 

Pharmacists’ Influences on Prescribing: Validating a Clinical Pharmacy Services Survey in the Western Pacific Region. Penm J, Chaar B, Rose G, Moles R. Res Social Adm Pharm 2015;11:63-73.

Validating a hospital medicines formulary survey in the Western Pacific Region - A global hospital pharmacy initiative based on the Basel Statements. Penm J, Chaar B, Moles R. Res Social Adm Pharm 2012;8:298-308.

Hospital pharmacy services in the Pacific Island countries. Penm J, Chaar  B, Moles R. J Eval Clin Pract 2015;21:51-6.

Use of the 2008 Basel consensus statements to assess, realign, and monitor pharmacy practice at a tertiary care hospital in northern Uganda: illustrative case study. Poh J, Vaillancourt, R Lamarre D, Oyella J. Can J Hosp Pharm 2013;66:318-27.

Preparing hospital pharmacists to prescribe: stakeholders’ views of postgraduate courses. Kamarudin G, Penm J, Chaar B, Moles R. Int J Pharm Pract 2013;21:243-51.

Factors Affecting the Implementation of Clinical Pharmacy Services in China. Penm J, Moles R, Wang H, Li  Y, Chaar B. Qual Health Res 2014;24:345-56.

 

Literature reviews published in a special supplement of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (2009).

Current status of medicines procurement. Ombaka E. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2009;66:20-28.

Current status of pharmacist influences on prescribing of medicines. Nissen L. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2009;66: 29-34. 

Current status of preparation and distribution of medicines. Oishi R. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2009;66: 35-42.

Current status of administration of medicines. Shane R. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2009;66: 42-48.

Current status of the monitoring of medication practice. Cousins D. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2009;66: 49-56.

Current status of human resources and training in hospital pharmacy. Wuliji T. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2009;66: 56-60.

 

Global Conference on the Future of Hospital Pharmacy proceedings (Basel, 2008) published in a special supplement of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy(2009).

 

 
 
Editorial: The promise of Basel Lee C. Vermeulen, Arnold G. Vulto, and William A. Zellmer  
 
Conference welcome Andrew L. Gray
 
 
Global survey of hospital pharmacy practice Fred Doloresco and Lee C. Vermeulen
 
 
 
 
Conference conclusions Andrew L. Gray
 
Conference closing remarks Jacqueline Surugue
 
Conference concluding remarks Henri R. Manasse, Jr. 
 
 

 

Permissions

The FIP Hospital Pharmacy Section encourages the republication of the Executive Summary of the 2008 Global Conference on the Future of Hospital Pharmacy in other journals, and the translation of the Basel Statements and other components of the conference proceedings into other languages. For our policy on reprinting, republishing and translating the statements, click here

Contact

If you have any questions about the Basel Statements, contact  Dr Rebekah Moles, HPS secretary: hps@fip.org

Last update 26 September 2019

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