Assessing chronic community health needs through a pharmacy improvement project
Assessing community health needs is essential for providing comprehensive nursing care. This paper reported the usage of pharmacy supply over a 3-month period in Riverton, Jamaica. During the data collection process, we tracked the use of supplies and medications within the Riverton community during that timeframe. The findings we obtained from this quality improvement project reinforced the observations from the initial windshield survey/tour, which indicated that there are numerous unaddressed chronic health conditions within this community. Tracking pharmacy supply usage can be an alternative approach to conducting a windshield survey/tour. Therefore, these approaches can be employed in other communities to yield accurate data on chronic health conditions within a community.
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