The Knowledge, Attitude And Practice Of Pharmacists Towards the Use And Development Of Robotics Pharmacies In Hospital Pharmacies Settings In India

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Biju Kumar, Devika
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This study explores the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours of Indian pharmacists on the adoption and usage of robotic pharmacies in hospital settings. It aims to determine the advantages, disadvantages, and accuracy of robotic pharmacy systems in terms of medication administration and patient safety. Using a pragmatic research mindset and a deductive technique, the study gathered qualitative and quantitative data from 85 pharmacists via an online survey. The findings show that, while there is considerable interest and positive feedback regarding robotic pharmacies, significant limitations such as financial restrictions, regulatory compliance, and labor adaptability prevent widespread implementation. The research's results show that there is a positive correlation between the perceived benefits of robotic pharmacy and their current and future use in hospitals. Pharmacists understand whether these technologies may reduce drug errors, increase operational efficiency, and improve patient safety. However, concerns regarding job displacement, machine dependability, and managing complex medication remain. The study emphasizes the importance of extensive training programs, cost-benefit analyses, and staff transition management measures in order to optimize the benefits of robotic pharmacies. The study's hypotheses testing indicated beneficial connections between knowledge, attitudes, and the use of robotic systems, emphasizing the relevance of education and training in fostering acceptance and successful implementation. Despite the limitations, the promise for robotic pharmacies to transform healthcare delivery by enhancing medication management is clear. Future advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning are projected to improve these systems capabilities.To summarize, while robotic pharmacies provide considerable benefits, overcoming the previously mentioned challenges through strategic planning, regulatory compliance, and education is critical for their successful integration into Indian hospital pharmacies. The study offers useful information for stakeholders and policymakers seeking to develop best practices and promote the effective implementation of robotic pharmacies, eventually increasing patient care and operational efficiency.

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