ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings: prescribing and transcribing—2013.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
This national survey of inpatient pharmacy directors found that most hospitals maintain strict control of medication formularies, and direct pharmacist involvement in inpatient care is growing. Electronic prescribing was reported to occur in the majority of outpatient clinics and hospitals. A past AHRQ WebM&M perspective discussed how expanding the role of pharmacists has the potential to improve safety.