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Essentials of Pharmacy Management [electronic resource].

By: Contributor(s): Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780857110183Publication details: London and Chicago : Pharmaceutical Press, 2012.Edition: 2nd edISBN:
  • 9780857111098
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Essentials of Pharmacy ManagementDDC classification:
  • 362.1782068
LOC classification:
  • RS100 .T66 2012
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Foreword; Part I Pharmacy practice in perspective; 1 The evolving nature of pharmacy practice; History of pharmacy and drugs; Pharmacy as a component of the healthcare system; The external environment; Competition; The marketplace; International healthcare comparisons; Recent developments; Future developments; Specialization; Access to information; Summary; Questions for discussion; Self-test review; References; 2 The role of business in pharmacy practice; Changes in the demography of the USA; Age distribution of the population
A business world orientationChallenges in community settings; Challenges in hospital settings; How to integrate different managerial functions; Planning; Organizing; Staffing; Directing; Controlling; Recognizing the functional areas of business; Accounting function; Financial function; Human resource management function; Operations management function; Marketing function; Summary; Questions for discussion; Self-test review; References; 3 Going into ``business'' in independent, chain, and hospital pharmacy settings; Objectives of going into a pharmacy ``business''; Profit and wealth
Personal satisfactionFamily involvement; Independence and power; Social status; Reasons for not going into business; Financial loss; Lack of security; Uncontrollable environment; Work and time demands; Impact on the family; Appraising readiness to become an entrepreneur; Personal considerations; Financial considerations; Marketing considerations; General management considerations; Whether to start a practice or buy an existing one; Starting a pharmacy; Buying an established pharmacy; Advantages of buying an established pharmacy; Disadvantages of buying an established pharmacy
References
The aging of the populationChanging racial composition of the population; Deciding on a role for pharmacy; The practices of pharmacy and business; Quality of care vs. generation of profits; Business and ethical standards; The role of competition; Utilization of resources; Remaining competitive and adapting to change; Deciding on roles for pharmacists; Evolution of the profession; The role of pharmacists as healthcare professionals; The role of the pharmacist within the community; The pharmacist as a clinical purist; Identifying the challenges for community pharmacies
The nature of pharmacy management to employee pharmacistsMisconceptions about pharmacy management; Reasons underlying management actions; Employer--employee relations; The business of chain pharmacies; Classification of chain drugstores; The role of the pharmacist in chain settings; The reporting structure in chain settings; Pressures affecting chain pharmacists; The business of hospital pharmacies; Clinical pharmacy services in hospital settings; The reporting structure in hospital settings; Major issues facing hospital pharmacists; Summary; Questions for discussion; Self-test review
Summary: Essentials of Pharmacy Management is an accessible introduction to management in an increasingly business-oriented environment. It provides a jump-start to leadership roles and career advancement.
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Cover; Half-title page; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Foreword; Part I Pharmacy practice in perspective; 1 The evolving nature of pharmacy practice; History of pharmacy and drugs; Pharmacy as a component of the healthcare system; The external environment; Competition; The marketplace; International healthcare comparisons; Recent developments; Future developments; Specialization; Access to information; Summary; Questions for discussion; Self-test review; References; 2 The role of business in pharmacy practice; Changes in the demography of the USA; Age distribution of the population

A business world orientationChallenges in community settings; Challenges in hospital settings; How to integrate different managerial functions; Planning; Organizing; Staffing; Directing; Controlling; Recognizing the functional areas of business; Accounting function; Financial function; Human resource management function; Operations management function; Marketing function; Summary; Questions for discussion; Self-test review; References; 3 Going into ``business'' in independent, chain, and hospital pharmacy settings; Objectives of going into a pharmacy ``business''; Profit and wealth

Personal satisfactionFamily involvement; Independence and power; Social status; Reasons for not going into business; Financial loss; Lack of security; Uncontrollable environment; Work and time demands; Impact on the family; Appraising readiness to become an entrepreneur; Personal considerations; Financial considerations; Marketing considerations; General management considerations; Whether to start a practice or buy an existing one; Starting a pharmacy; Buying an established pharmacy; Advantages of buying an established pharmacy; Disadvantages of buying an established pharmacy

References

The aging of the populationChanging racial composition of the population; Deciding on a role for pharmacy; The practices of pharmacy and business; Quality of care vs. generation of profits; Business and ethical standards; The role of competition; Utilization of resources; Remaining competitive and adapting to change; Deciding on roles for pharmacists; Evolution of the profession; The role of pharmacists as healthcare professionals; The role of the pharmacist within the community; The pharmacist as a clinical purist; Identifying the challenges for community pharmacies

The nature of pharmacy management to employee pharmacistsMisconceptions about pharmacy management; Reasons underlying management actions; Employer--employee relations; The business of chain pharmacies; Classification of chain drugstores; The role of the pharmacist in chain settings; The reporting structure in chain settings; Pressures affecting chain pharmacists; The business of hospital pharmacies; Clinical pharmacy services in hospital settings; The reporting structure in hospital settings; Major issues facing hospital pharmacists; Summary; Questions for discussion; Self-test review

Essentials of Pharmacy Management is an accessible introduction to management in an increasingly business-oriented environment. It provides a jump-start to leadership roles and career advancement.