Innovations in dispensing

Matthew Reynolds, K. Lynette James, Johanna I. Westbrook

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This chapter describes innovations in pharmacy dispensing practices, with a focus on patient safety. As well as physical and procedural interventions, we consider in some detail the potential benefits of pharmacy automated dispensing systems (ADS). Whether or not something is considered an innovation depends on the baseline system: some of the innovations detailed here are already embedded firmly into practice in some settings, whereas they may be aspirational in others. The interventions described are by no means an exhaustive list, and not all will be suitable for every setting. We present them as examples for consideration, together with some evidence for their benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety in medication use
EditorsMary P. Tully, Bryony Dean Franklin
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781482227017
ISBN (Print)9781138457270
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


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