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Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings, Second Edition

 
 
 
 
Pharmacy Management: Essentials for All Practice Settings, Second Edition
Author: Shane Desselle - David Zgarrick
ISBN 13: 9780071494366
ISBN 10: 71494367
Edition: 2
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
Publication Date: 2008-08-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
List Price: $64.00
 
 

Editors Desselle and Zgarrick have brought together 33 contributed chapters in their endeavor to prepare pharmacy students for the realities of managing a practice. After a section on why it's important to study management in pharmacy school, coverage includes the various ins-and-outs of managing oneself (understanding stress), operations, people, money, traditional goods and services, value added services, and risks. The final section covers applications in chain and in independent community pharmacy practices, in hospitals, and in emerging settings. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Reviewer:Albert I Wertheimer, BS, MBA, PhD(Temple University School of Pharmacy)
Description:This is the most comprehensive pharmacy management book I have ever seen. It is suitable for all types of practice settings: community/retail, hospital, etc. It is nearly a one-stop single resource for one opening a new pharmacy or owning or managing an existing pharmacy. In essence, it provides an understanding for the role of management in pharmacy practice. The book covers core topics as well as valuable peripheral topics and themes that will be of value to managers.
Purpose:This is the most comprehensive pharmacy management book I have ever seen. It is suitable for all types of practice settings: community/retail, hospital, etc. It is nearly a one-stop single resource for one opening a new pharmacy or owning or managing an existing pharmacy. In essence, it provides an understanding for the role of management in pharmacy practice. The book covers core topics as well as valuable peripheral topics and themes that will be of value to managers.
Audience:There are two principal audiences. The obvious one is students in management courses in pharmacy schools, and the other one is practitioners who are in management or administrative positions or preparing for such positions. It is equally useful for general practice as well as in specialized practices of all types. While a wide spectrum of topics is covered, they are not covered in equal depth. Some chapters go into very precise detail while others are more superficial, but none of the chapters is bad. The 34 chapters are written by 36 authors. Some of the authors are recognized and respected senior educators and researchers representing some of the leading institutions in the country and some are less well known, from institutions that are not well established or known yet.
Features:The chapters contain a list of learning objectives, literature citations for further study, and practice questions for self-evaluation of content mastery. This 2009 second edition includes information about the Medicare Part D program, updates with new information and literature references for each chapter, and an interesting new chapter on leadership in management. It could be argued that some chapters might more appropriately belong in a clinically oriented book, such as managing medication errors, for example. The index is detailed and useful.
Assessment:This well organized and well written book is a good contribution to the field. The features of each chapter make it suitable for self-study as well as a textbook. Some of the marketing chapters might be better off in a book focused solely on marketing. Nevertheless, it is a valuable, easy to use book that should be successful in the marketplace. It is superior to the earlier edition and to other, currently available management books. It is a plus that nearly all examples and cases use pharmacy settings.