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Pharmacist productivity metrics: one hospital’s numbers

This article is based on the experience of one hospital, Regions Hospital (St. Paul, MN, 454 beds), in the development of an automated tool to measure the productivity of clinical pharmacists.  I think it is worth noting table 1: “Demographics of the pharmacy department” which provides 3 years of data.  The hospital has about 28 FTE inpatient pharmacists and roughly 4100-4200 adjusted patient days per FTE pharmacist.  Each FTE pharmacist dispensed between about 79,000 and 83,000 doses per year. 

Source:  Pawloski, P., Cusick, D., and Amborn, L.  Development of clinical pharmacy productivity metrics.  American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;69(1):49-54, Jan. 1, 2012.  http://www.ajhp.org/content/69/1/49.short  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org



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