Best practice or time for change? Bulk vs. Patient pack dispensing in the US
- At: 2010 FIP Congress in Lisbon (Portugal)
- Type: Presentation
- By: SUBRAMANIAM, Vaiyapuri (US Department of Veterans Affairs, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services, WashingtonDC, United States of America)
Purpose: To evaluate two medication dispensing systems regarding bulk and patient pack dispensing and explore changes for best practices based on cost, efficiency and, existing healthcare and pharmacy systems. Method: Pharmacy practice systems and studies were evaluated regarding practical applications and challenges in bulk or patient pack.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.