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May's edition of the European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy (EJHP) includes an original article on the 2015 European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) Statements survey. It is the first survey of the new EAHP line providing general knowledge on the baseline implementation level of the European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy in all six sections of the Statements.
The original article analyses the survey results relating to sections 2, 5 and 6 of the Statements. In addition to collecting data on implementation, the survey also identifies the most important barriers to, and the drivers of, Statement implementation. It shows that Statements about the publication of research activities, contingency plans for medicine shortages, the use of computer-supported decision tools, the involvement in developing local and national guidelines/policies and the identification of priorities for improvement in medicines use process are areas in which hospital pharmacies have difficulties.
EAHP Statement 6: Education and Research
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