Medication Distribution Models

State of Pharmacy Automation 2012 - Vol.9 No. 8 - Page #70

As in recent years, the point-of-care model continues to be the most common means of medication distribution, and ADCs remain the most widely used type of automation to control and distribute drugs. Interestingly, users are significantly more satisfied with the point-of-care model than with hybrid systems: 26% rate their point-of-care model excellent, compared with only 15% of users of hybrid systems. Of the largest facilities with over 400 beds, approximately one-third each are currently operating in centralized, point-of-care, and hybrid environments; in five years, however, approximately half of all hospitals, including these large facilities, are expected to adopt the point-of-care model.

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