"National Survey of Hospital Pharmacy Facilities:
Introduction", (c) Barker KN, Alexander VB, American
Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 1986
paper introduces three articles that report results of a
national survey of hospital pharmacy facilities conducted
in July 1982. A historical perspective of pharmacists'
involvement in facilities planning and examples of
internal and external factors influencing the optimal
design of hospital pharmacies are presented.
survey aimed to identify and describe existing hospital
pharmacy facilities, the adequacy of existing facilities,
the anticipated need for facilities, and the processes
used for planning facilities.
baseline data can be used in the future as a starting
point for developing updated model plans for hospital
pharmacies and recommending improvements in the planning