When should pharmacists visit their wards?

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_3D6D1645AA84
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
When should pharmacists visit their wards?
Périodique
Health Care Management Science
Auteur(s)
Dean B., van Ackere A., Gallivan S., Barber N.
ISSN
1386-9620
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
03/1999
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
2
Numéro
1
Pages
35-42
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This paper reports a pilot study of the use of simulation in planning hospital pharmacy services. The objectives were to create a simulation model of the hospital drug distribution system, to use the model to investigate a simple problem and to assess the potential for simulation to aid decision making in hospital pharmacy management. The problem chosen for investigation focused on the UK ward pharmacy system, where a pharmacist visits each ward daily to initiate the supply of newly prescribed non‐stock medication. A simulation model was used to investigate how changing the time of the ward pharmacist's visit could affect the mean time delay between the prescription of a non‐stock drug and the arrival of that drug on the ward. The simulation results suggest that the time of day at which pharmacists visit their wards can have a major impact on delay times, and that the relative benefit of different visit times is likely to vary between wards. Simulation was found to be a useful approach to investigating different service alternatives without the expense and disruption of assessing each in practice.
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