Rafał Staszewski, Andrzej Tykarski, Angelika Staszewska
FARMAKOEKONOMIKA I GOSPODARKA LEKIEM
W PRAKTYCE WYBRANYCH SZPITALI
Pharmacoeconomics and drug management on the example of chosen hospitals. The purpose of this study is to characterize some aspects of drug management and pharmacoeconomics decisions in hospitals. This paper evaluates pharmacy practice in chosen hospitals of Wielkopolska province. The pharmacists play an important role in managing and improving the medication-use process in hospitals. Drug management, which includes: planning, surveillance and cooperation with physician, is one of the major strategies in hospitals to manage the quality and costs of pharmaceuticals. The use of this implements can ensure quality and control costs if its use is based on appropriate clinical and pharmacoeconomic considerations. The surveys were organized according to some steps in the medicationuse process, especially: therapeutic committee, dispensing, and administration. Also the use of pharmacoeconomic data in hospital's decisions were explored.