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To explore opinions of pharmacist toward pharmaceutical care (PC) in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted over a 3 months period (November 2012 to January 2013) in National Guard Primary Health Center, Riyadh the capital of Saudi Arabia. A 20-item questionnaire was adopted, validated and given to 100 pharmacists. The response rate was 80% where 100 respondents were approached, and 80 of them responded to our survey questionnaire. Overall Pharmacists expressed positive attitudes toward PC. A total of 73 (91%) respondents indicated that common situation regarding appropriateness of prescribing was receiving an error in prescription with incomplete information. A majority of the respondents (78.6%) disagreed or strongly disagree with the statement, that pharmacist of primary healthcare centers have insufficient knowledge/ skills to provide PC. The finding of this study revealed that pharmacists have positive attitudes toward PC overall. More attention should be given to improve pharmacistsâ€™ actual PC capabilities to extend their professional role. However, new development in Saudi hospitals would be recommended to improve health care systems.
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