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Creating a Productivity Measurement Tool for a Home Infusion Pharmacy

Author(s):  Chamallas Stanley N

Issue:  Jan/Feb 2002 - Compounding for Pain Management and Dental Medicine
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Abstract:  Home infusion pharmacy has been an integral part of the alternate-site home-care industry since the late 1970s. However, there is little published research regarding the resources required to provide infusion pharmacy services to home patients. This article presents a short history of pharmacy productivity measurement efforts and a basic primer about pharmacy productivity measurement and benchmarking. It is intended to help a pharmacy manager lay the groundwork for measuring the time needed to complete a variety of pharmacy tasks. Tables provide information regarding compounding times per dose and clinical pharmacy duties and a form for recording best practices time allowed per activity is provided.

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