Automated dispensing cabinets continue to serve as the backbone of most medication distribution systems. In general care areas, each ADC typically serves 11-20 beds. Profiling ADCs is key to ensuring their efficiency; however, this remains a challenge for many facilities. While most facilities (81%) have profiled more than three-quarters of their cabinets, there has been no overall improvement in the number of profiled cabinets for the past 5 years. Furthermore, just 17% of facilities have successfully profiled 100% of their cabinets, indicating that additional efforts are needed in this area.
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utilize automated dispensing cabinets to deliver medications to the nursing units.
heavy users of ADCs, meaning the cabinets serve as the primary means of drug distribution. Just 21% of facilities utilize their ADCs for specific line items only, such as first doses, PRNs, or controlled substances.
97%; it is notable that 81% of pharmacy directors give top marks (good or excellent) to their vendor.
most ADC users (55%) plan to increase the capacity of their cabinets over the next 3 years.
common. Over the past 5 years, there has been a 29% increase in adoption rates. Now, more than 7 out of every 10 facilities take advantage of this software.
continue to serve as the primary drug distribution method in the OR.