Letter to a new director of pharmacy

Tribble, Dennis A.
July 2011
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/1/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 13, p1257
Academic Journal
In the article the author discusses his experience of working as a director of pharmacy in a midsized community hospital, and offers advice to new pharmacy directors on how to improve the medication-use process. He emphasizes on looking for opportunities, being data driven and developing working relationships between physicians and other staff. The need to look at regulatory noncompliance issues to improve an organization's performance is also discussed.


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