Medication Distribution Models

State of Pharmacy Automation 2011 - Vol.8 No. 8 - Page #80

As predicted last year, hospitals of all sizes have continued to embrace the point-of-care model to medication distribution. As this model takes particular advantage of automated delivery modes such as pneumatic tubes and mobile computerized workstations, and unit-specific storage solutions such as ADCs, those automation types continue to enjoy strong usage as well. While point of care appears to be the current and future distribution model of choice for small and medium sized hospitals (<400 beds), those facilities with more than 400 beds are divided among point-of-care, centralized, and hybrid models ... read more.

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