When should pharmacists visit their wards? An application of simulation to planning hospital pharmacy services.

@article{Dean1999WhenSP,
  title={When should pharmacists visit their wards? An application of simulation to planning hospital pharmacy services.},
  author={Bryony Dean and Ann van Ackere and Steve Gallivan and Nicholas D Barber},
  journal={Health care management science},
  year={1999},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={35-42}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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