One-stop health centres:What co-location means for pharmacy

Jesson, Jill K. and Wilson, Keith A. (2003). One-stop health centres:What co-location means for pharmacy. Health and Place, 9 (3), pp. 253-261.

Abstract

This paper examines the potential for the development of patient services that could arise from the co-location of pharmacies with medical practices in the new "one-stop" centres. A review of the pharmacy-specific literature shows limited understanding of influence of location upon service development and highlights a tension between the professional and commercial drives. The aim of the survey of health centre pharmacists was to describe the current patterns of integration in the primary health care team. The study demonstrates that co-location offers opportunities but that there are barriers linked to the loss of traditional commercial activity. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1353-8292(02)00057-6
Divisions: Aston Business School > Marketing & strategy
Life & Health Sciences > Pharmacy
Aston Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: health centre,location,multi-professional working,pharmacy,primary care,Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health,Development,Geography, Planning and Development,Health(social science)
Published Date: 2003-09

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