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Notes from the field: availability of satellite pharmacies and pharmacy service units in Nigerian hospitals-implications for pharmaceutical care

Ene, D-E, Jatau Abubakar, I, Burji, SL and Mohammed, M 2020 , 'Notes from the field: availability of satellite pharmacies and pharmacy service units in Nigerian hospitals-implications for pharmaceutical care' , Evaluation and The Health Professions , doi: 10.1177/0163278720934174.

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Abstract

The optimal provision of pharmaceutical care services requires an adequate number of pharmacists, satellite pharmacies andservice units at healthcare facilities. We examined the availability of these requirements at Nigerian hospitals using the 2016nationwide inspection reports of hospital pharmacies conducted by the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria. Records of 254 hospitalsinspected were retrieved, of which 171 (67.3%) were public. The total number of pharmacists across facilities was 753. The mostcommon satellite pharmacy units recorded were antiretroviral 80 (31.5%) and emergency departments 48 (18.8%). The mostcommon service units were drug revolving funds 176 (69.3%) and drug information 112 (44.1%) units. These findings suggest theavailability of pharmacists, satellite pharmacies and service units are inadequate for the optimal delivery of pharmaceutical careservices at healthcare facilities in Nigeria. Therefore, there is a need for interventions to improve the provision of pharmaceuticalcare services at health care facilities in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Ene, D-E and Jatau Abubakar, I and Burji, SL and Mohammed, M
Keywords: pharmaceutical care, service units, satellite pharmacies, pharmacists, hospital
Journal or Publication Title: Evaluation and The Health Professions
Publisher: Sage Publications Inc
ISSN: 0163-2787
DOI / ID Number: 10.1177/0163278720934174
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