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.
|Title of host publication||Safety in medication use|
|Editors||Mary P. Tully, Bryony Dean Franklin|
|Place of Publication||Boca Raton|
|Publisher||CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|