Compounding and Dispensing Practices in Karachi’s Hospital Pharmacy
This study is performed to analyze compounding process and dispensing practices in hospital settings in Karachi and also focused on the services that should be conducted by any hospital pharmacy ensuring good compounding and dispensing practice. A survey based study is conducted in different large and small hospitals of Karachi by using questionnaire and compared compounding and dispensing practices held in these large and small hospitals and determine that how much hospitals meets the requirements of these practices and how much are not following the criteria of these services. Statistical analysis is performed for the compounding and dispensing practices offered in large and small hospitals and shows the percentage of followers and non followers of compounding and dispensing practices in hospitals of Karachi.
Result of this study revealed that practices of compounding and dispensing practices in Karachi’s hospitals are not well developed and pharmacists are mostly present for performing these services but still violates the law. Large hospitals may follow the good practices of compounding and dispensing but small hospitals widely violates these practices which leads to malpractice in hospital settings and cause many problems for public sector and consumers.