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Hospital pharmacy departments are embedded in hospital sites and are an integral part of patient care in hospitals.

A hospital pharmacy department typically comprises of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, who undertake a variety of clinical and non-clinical tasks including:

  • procuring, compounding and dispensing medicines

  • advising healthcare professionals and patients on safe, effective and quality use of medicines.

Hospital pharmacy departments usually consist of:

  • inpatient and outpatient dispensaries

  • manufacturing and compounding facilities

  • drug information services

  • Quality use of Medicine services

  • stewardship services

  • clinical trial services.

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