- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) is a professional organization representing the interests of
pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems.
As of 2006, ASHP has 30,000 members, a staff of more than 200 and a budget that exceeds 34 million dollars. Previously it was known as the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists.
The mission of the society is to advance and support the professional practice of pharmacists in
hospitalsand health systemsand serve as their collective voice on issues related to medicationuse and public health. ASHP provides legislative advocacy on health system pharmacy issues, partly to achieve public policythat helps people make the best use of medicines. ASHP attempts to assure that there enough competent pharmacists in hospitals and other health care facilities to improve the safety and accessibility of medication to patients.
ASHP provides professional advocacy on health system pharmacy issues to government agencies, such as
Food and Drug Administration(FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) and healthcare organizations like Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations(JCAHO) and Institute of Medicine(IOM).
*"American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy"
*"AHFS Drug Information Book"
*"Handbook on Injectable Drugs"
*"Best Practices for Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy"
* [http://www.ashp.org American Society of Health-System Pharmacists]
* [http://www.safemedication.com SafeMedication.com]
* [http://www.ashpfoundation.org ASHP Foundation]
* [http://www.ajhp.org American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy]
* [http://www.ashp.org/ahfs/ AHFS Drug Information]
* [http://www.medicinescomplete.com/mc/ahfs/current/ AHFS Drug Information online]
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