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Dispensing Pharmacy Project

Overview

Providing insight into the decision-making process and challenges involved in setting up a dispensing pharmacy.

ACCC surveys show that many practice members seek to better understand the issues associated with opening a dispensing pharmacy within a practice. As more oral anti-cancer drugs come into widespread use, will opening a dispensing pharmacy in an oncology practice enhance patient quality of care? What metrics can be used to determine whether or not to implement a dispensing pharmacy in a practice? ACCC seeks to answer this question and provide insight into the decision-making process and challenges involved in setting up a dispensing pharmacy with its educational program, Dispensing Pharmacy: An Option for Private Practices.

Objectives:

To describe components of a dispensing pharmacy and provide information about new oral and IV anti-cancer treatments.

To develop metrics that practices can use to determine whether starting a dispensing pharmacy is in the best interest of their particular practice and their patients.

To provide tools to measure whether patient care is enhanced by having a dispensing pharmacy in the practice.

Interviews:

In the first part of its educational program, ACCC conducted interviews with practices that have opened dispensing pharmacies, as well as practices that have chosen not to open a dispensing pharmacy. Here are key findings from those interviews.

Practices That Dispense Medications—What They Said

For Practices that Do Not Dispense Medications—What They Said

Final Report:

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