COVID-19 Hospital Pharmacy Capacity Snapshots

Over five consecutive weeks in April–May 2020, SHPA surveyed members regarding medicines on-hand, supply from pharmaceutical wholesalers and manufacturers and hospital capacity and workforce issues in order to gain insights into hospital pharmacy operations in the early stages of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Two hundred and seventy-two responses were received. The below snapshot reports were provided each week to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)’s Medicines Shortages Working Group, while a final report provides a summary of our findings along with six key recommendations.

 

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