Given that the challenges to purchasing medications in bar coded unit dose are only increasing, pharmacy must have an efficient packaging operation in place that includes systemized solutions for manual repackaging. While there is growing interest in outsourced options, most repackaging continues to occur in-house. As such, pharmacy directors can benefit from the wide array of well-rated packaging vendors that serve this marketplace.
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medications in bar coded unit dose. While 70% of facilities purchase more than three-quarters of their medications in this format, just 3% are able to do so for all of their medications.
more than 90% of their medication inventory in bar coded unit dose, an increasing number of the smallest facilities are also doing so.
in bar coded unit dose; nevertheless, facilities dispensing all of their medications in this format remain a minority.
without a packaging operation.
nearly ubiquitous in pharmacy.
among pharmacy directors in outsourcing at least some of their packaging needs in order to focus staff on other activities and preserve limited pharmacy space for other tasks.
repackaging operations. While they are typically used for ancillary packaging needs, 3 out of 10 pharmacies use them for a majority of their packaging.
ratings to the wide variety of vendors in the packaging arena.
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