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1. Please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following
statements using the following scale: 1 = strongly DISagree,
5 = strongly agree. As indicated, please provide comments
or answer the follow-up questions in the right column.
a. We've experienced problems with well-established
BRANDED oral solid (tablet, capsule, etc.) products
that were previously packaged by the manufacturer
in UD, but which are no longer available in UD.
b. We've experienced problems with new (on the market
less than 12-18 months) BRANDED oral solid (tablet,
capsule, etc.) that are not available in UD.
c. We've experienced problems with old or new GENERIC
oral solid (tablet, capsule, etc.) products that were
previously packaged by the manufacturer in
UD, but which are no longer available in UD.
Estimated number of GENERIC products in which this
has been a problem in the past year:
If you disagree, do you repackage bulk supplies
into unit dose packages?
2. Please indicate the level of implementation using the
following scale: 1 = no activity, 2 = discussed but not
implemented, 3 = partially implemented in some/all areas,
4 = fully implemented in some areas, 5 = fully implemented
throughout the hospital.
3. Please estimate of the percentage of dispensing errors
in your pharmacy due in some part to errors in repackaging
of bulk supplies into UD items.
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