Accession Number:

ADA209760

Title:

A Study to Determine Patient Waiting Time at the Outpatient Pharmacy at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1987-Jul 1988

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

86.0

Abstract:

Patient waiting time at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy had become a concern by the Medical Centers Administrator. Several initiatives have been taken by the Pharmacy Service to reduce these times. This study is directed at one of these initiatives, the installation of satellite outpatient pharmacies in the Primary Care and Pediatric Clinics. Patient waiting times were established before and after the installation to determine if a significant reduction in wait was achieved. Statistical analysis provides evidence that indeed the patient waiting time significantly improved after the satellites were put into operation. Keywords Administration and management Pharmacy Patient wait times Modular pharmacy Satellite pharmacy Ambulatory care Pharmacies.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE