Pharmacist Staffing and the Use of Technology in Small Rural Hospitals: Implications for Medication Safety.

Casey MM; Moscovice I; Davidson G; Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center; University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health.

The authors report the findings of a national study of small, rural hospitals in the United States. Results indicate a relationship between accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, financial status, pharmacy staffing, and technology use with the implementation of medication safety practices.