- Japanese Society of Drug Informatics
- 医薬品情報学 (ISSN:13451464)
- vol.19, no.4, pp.188-194, 2018-02-28 (Released:2018-03-21)
Objective: We analyzed the effects of the number of prescriptions on the number of drug stocks in community pharmacies by administering questionnaires to community pharmacies in Shiga Prefecture, Japan (N=159).Methords: We identified a significant positive correlation between drug stocks and their amount, and a significant negative correlation between inventory turnover and the concentration ratio of prescriptions issued by any medical institutions. Therefore, this implies that the amount of drug stocks influenced value, and a lower ratio of prescriptions issued by neighboring medical institutions increased inventory turnover. Furthermore, multi-regression analyses on the amount of drug stocks and the number of prescriptions from neighboring medical institutions and other medical institutions were performed. The results are as follows.Results: The number of stock drugs is much less influenced by the number of the prescription of vicinity medical institutions than the other medical institutions. On the other hands, the money amount of stock is more influenced by the number of the prescription of vicinity medical institutions than the other medical institutions.Conclusions: We thus identified the relation between the number of prescriptions from neighboring or other medical institutions and the number of drug stocks and their amount. These findings will be made available to community pharmacies that want to prescriptions issued by not only the neighboring medical institutions but others as well.