Optical scanner assessment information as valued by hospital pharmacy directors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276810
Title:
Optical scanner assessment information as valued by hospital pharmacy directors
Author:
Meier, Ardis Jean, 1953-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of communication and information on the potential adoption of optical scanners by hospital pharmacy directors. The study used a randomly selected national mail survey of 600 hospital pharmacy directors. A response rate of 64.17% was attained and the instrument was determined to have adequate reliability. Believability of optical scanner assessment information was compared between directors with high and low optical scanner familiarity. Directors with high familiarity rates the information's influence on their decision to adopt significantly higher than directors with low familiarity. Directors were also asked to rate the importance of the source of information and the optical scanner characteristics when making their decision to adopt. Directors with high familiarity rated management sources, administrative uses and time-savings higher and cost lower in importance. The survey revealed that 18.96% of the respondents were currently using optical scanners, primarily for inventory control.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Optical scanners.; Hospital pharmacies -- Inventory control.; Hospital pharmacies -- Equipment and supplies.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Pharmacy Practice
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Larsen, Jon

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleOptical scanner assessment information as valued by hospital pharmacy directorsen_US
dc.creatorMeier, Ardis Jean, 1953-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMeier, Ardis Jean, 1953-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to evaluate the effect of communication and information on the potential adoption of optical scanners by hospital pharmacy directors. The study used a randomly selected national mail survey of 600 hospital pharmacy directors. A response rate of 64.17% was attained and the instrument was determined to have adequate reliability. Believability of optical scanner assessment information was compared between directors with high and low optical scanner familiarity. Directors with high familiarity rates the information's influence on their decision to adopt significantly higher than directors with low familiarity. Directors were also asked to rate the importance of the source of information and the optical scanner characteristics when making their decision to adopt. Directors with high familiarity rated management sources, administrative uses and time-savings higher and cost lower in importance. The survey revealed that 18.96% of the respondents were currently using optical scanners, primarily for inventory control.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOptical scanners.en_US
dc.subjectHospital pharmacies -- Inventory control.en_US
dc.subjectHospital pharmacies -- Equipment and supplies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePharmacy Practiceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLarsen, Jonen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335056en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22338104en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17407758en_US
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