Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical Care for the Third Millennium

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 17, 2000 - Medical - 281 pages
Make pharmacy as effective as possible in your community!

In the current era of cost-containment, health care providers, insurance companies, and consumers demand scientifically tested, proven systems for monitoring the standards of services provided by community pharmacists. Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical Care for the Third Millennium puts such a system in your hands. This system was adopted by the Swiss Pharmaceutical Society and can benefit communities around the world who are considering the implementation of a validation system to gauge and document the performance of their community pharmacists.

Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy offers practical and realistic methods to determine the value of pharmacy services in a community setting, such as:
  • grading the setting of the pharmacy
  • evaluating the equipment and professional services available
  • checking the timeliness of prescription delivery
  • discussing the cautions and instructions given to patients with their prescriptions
  • examining the way the pharmacy responds to patients’symptoms

    and also features:
  • background information on pharmacy practice
  • an introduction to the scope of pharmacy practice
  • ways to develop and evaluate a quantitative system that demonstrates the impact of the community pharmacist's interventions in patient care
This vital book will benefit pharmacists, health care professionals, health care providers, and educators and students in the field of pharmacy through its thorough examination of the development, evaluation, and application of quantitative measurement tools that monitor the standards of services provided by community pharmacists. Validation Instruments for Community Pharmacy: Pharmaceutical Care for the Third Millennium gives you what you need to insure the effectiveness of pharmaceutical services in your area.

With case studies and samples of surveys that weigh the effectiveness of community pharmacies, this essential guide will help you implement cost-effective operations and ensure that customers are getting the best possible services.

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Contents

The Concepts of Pharmacy Practice Leading
1
Validation Process Anchors Community Pharmacy Practice
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The Philosophy of Validation
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