Financial Management for Health-System Pharmacists

Financial Management for Health-System Pharmacists

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In an era of skyrocketing drug costs, changing reimbursement, pharmacist and technician shortages, and a seemingly permanent "do-more-for-less" era of hospital and health-system management, every management decision that a pharmacy manager makes has financial implications. Success as a manager means understanding - and then mastering - the basics of finance and accounting as practiced in institutional health care. Financial Management for Heath-System Pharmacists provides pharmacy managers with a set of fundamental financial management tools as they relate not only to pharmacy department management, but to the management of the hospital and health care system. Chapters include information on: * Financial accounting principles * Hospital financial management * Budgeting principles * Forecasting pharmaceutical expenditures * Cost management basics * Controlling operating resultsshow more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 177.8 x 251.46 x 22.86mm | 680.39g
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Bethesda, United States
  • English
  • ill
  • 1585281638
  • 9781585281633

About Andrew L. Wilson

Dr. Wilson received his B.Sc. Pharm from the University of Connecticut in 1976 and his Pharm.D. from Wayne State University in 1978. Dr. Wilson has served as the Chief Pharmacy Officer of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD, and as the Health System Director of Pharmacy and Associate Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, Canada. He is currently Managing Consultant with McKesson Health Systems Pharmacy Optimization Group. Dr. Wilson's interests are in the area of health system pharmacy financial and operational management and benchmarking, and in healthcare information systems and automation. Dr. Wilson is the author of over 60 articles, chapters, reports, letters and editorials in the medical and pharmacy literature, and has edited three pharmacy management books in addition to his editorship of Financial Management for Health-System more