CiteSpace Visual Analysis of Community Pharmacy Services in China: Bridging Local Insights and Global Trends

Yanping Li, Shangjie Yang, Yan Mao, Lihu Zhang


Purpose: This research traces the history of pharmacy services research in Chinese pharmacies over the past twenty years and attempts to identify key trends and hotspots consistent with global practices. Methodology: From January 2002 to December 2022, we leveraged databases such as CNKI, VIP, and Wanfang and deployed CiteSpace 5.8.R3 to visualize publication trends, authorship, and institutional contributions within the field. Results: Our synthesis highlights critical developments in drug safety monitoring, prescription management, pharmacoeconomics, and public health education and highlights the leadership of respected researchers and institutions. Conclusion: The “Internet+” paradigm is identified as an important catalyst for pharmacy services innovation, with implications that extend beyond China and suggest models for international adaptation and strategy development.

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