Investigation on the current status of management and operation in public hospital pharmacies

Zhi Yong Zhang, Li Wang, Peng Wang, Tian Ping Li, Yun Ou Jiang, You Ping Li

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Objective: To investigate the current status of management and operation in the public hospital pharmacies, and to provide the evidence and suggestions for improving the performance of the public hospital pharmacies. Method: According to the principles and methods of business diagnosis, we designed the questionnaire to investigate the ideas of management and operation among 306 managers and pharmacists working in 74 public hospital pharmacies. We used percentage and proportion for statistical description. Result: (1) Over 70% participants understood the strategic positioning, brand and development of hospital pharmacy. They had very strong senses of innovation and risk awareness, and the comprehensive understanding to the risk and competitive factors. (2) Over 60% considered that the public pharmacies lacked in the awareness of the market competition and crisis, clear management plans as well as the active adaptation to market changes. They were also short of professional dedication and innovation capacity. (3) 52% thought that there was promising future of the public hospital pharmacies. Conclusion: The public hospital pharmacies urgently needs the improvement and innovation of the management idea and models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1155-1159
Number of pages5
JournalChinese Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Management and operation
  • Public hospital pharmacy
  • Questionnaire


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