“This is streets ahead of what we used to do”: staff perceptions of virtual clinical pharmacy services in rural and remote Australian hospitals

“This is streets ahead of what we used to do”: staff perceptions of virtual clinical pharmacy services in rural and remote Australian hospitals Journal Article

BMC Health Services Research

  • Author(s): Allan, Julaine, Webster, Emma, Chambers, Brett, Nott, Shannon
  • Published: 2021
  • Volume: 21
  • ISBN: 1472-6963

Abstract: The use of medications is the most common intervention in healthcare. However, unsafe medication practices and medication errors are a leading cause of injury and avoidable harm in healthcare systems across the world. A Virtual Clinical Pharmacy Service (VCPS) was introduced in rural and remote New South Wales public hospitals to support safe and effective use of medications. In this model clinical pharmacy services are delivered via a telehealth cart at the patient’s bedside and through electronic medical and pharmaceutical record systems. The aim of this research was to understand healthcare staff perspectives of the VCPS and identify areas for improvement.

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Allan, Julaine, Webster, Emma, Chambers, Brett, Nott, Shannon, 2021, “This is streets ahead of what we used to do”: staff perceptions of virtual clinical pharmacy services in rural and remote Australian hospitals, Volume:21, Journal Article, viewed 12 June 2024, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=40156.

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