To provide a snapshot of current staff utilisation, a questionnaire was sent to 248 Australian hospitals with an identified hospital pharmacy service. The data returned from 101 hospital pharmacy services provided a snapshot of where hospital pharmacists are currently working, what they spend their time doing, and the role of pre-registration pharmacists and pharmacy support staff in providing hospital pharmacy services. Key findings of the responses from these 101 hospital pharmacy services showed that in 2000-2001: 1. 129.16 of the 929.46 pharmacists establishment full-time equivalent positions (14%) were vacant; 2. one in three hospital pharmacists worked part time; 3. one in three hospital pharmacists had a postgraduate qualification; and 4. on average 41% of pharmacists' time was devoted to clinical services, 39% to distribution services and 16% to management activities.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2002|