My proposal to change is to implement MinuteClinic in the pharmacy. A MinuteClinic would help attract more patients to fill their prescriptions and increase the number of patients getting vaccinated. The more drugs filled; the more employees’ hours used. (Traynor, 2013) Pharmacy technicians’ weekly hours are based on the number of prescriptions filled the previous month; a matric system that pharmacies use to calculate the number of prescriptions filled is the determining factor for hours to use to schedule cashiers and pharmacy technicians. (Forbes & Hall, 2015) Adding a MinuteClinic service in the pharmacy would also help those patients that run out of medication and need to wait for a doctor’s appointment. The MinuteClinic would be managed by a licensed physician who only would prescribe antibiotics or maintenance medicines for one week meanwhile the patient goes to their primary physician. (Brushwood, 2012) The physician would not be able to be prescribed control medication or specialty drugs like cancer. (Forbes & Hall, 2015) The point of MinuteClinic is to help patients comply with their medications and increase the number of prescriptions filled. The physician would also be able to do physical exams for schools and tuberculosis exams. The physician would also give vaccinations for covid, shingles, and pneumonia. The MinuteClinic financial estimate would be around $20 cost for non-insurance patients. (Brushwood, 2012) The physical exams would have a charge of $20 for non-insurance patients. The vaccine price would be based on the patient’s insurance coverage or discount cards, which can vary from a vaccine. Some disadvantage of adding a MinuteClinic is that patients could stop going to their primary doctors for lab work or consultation because of wanting to get a prescription faster. (Traynor, 2013) Moreover, MinuteClinic’s are only implemented in some pharmacies and not all locations because of physician costs. MinuteClinic could be used by the school of Medicine of UTRG for training purposes for physicians graduating or physician rotations service hours.
Forbes, D., & Hall, L. (2015). Rx for success: Former Minuteclinic CEO Linda Hall shares her stories. Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange.
Traynor, K. (2013). Synchronized prescription fills improve patients’ medication adherence. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 70(14), 1190–1191.
Brushwood, D. B. (2012). Pharmacist judgment must defer to prescriber knowledge of a patient’s condition. Pharmacy Today, 18(6), 30.
In a response to the purpose of the change proposal in a behavioral healthcare facility is the need for staff. There is a need for staff to provide care to patients who need special care in a 24-hour facility. When there is a lack of staff According to Susan Dickinson, the need of addressing the mental health issues of children by pediatricians/family physicians, schools, and other community providers, along with traditional mental health providers has been documented prior to the current recession. This proposal is not a response to the shrinking dollars or shrinking of tradition. (Susan Dickinson& Louis Allen, 2010).
Analysis of a need for a change is
the purpose to briefly review the need for a broader community-based,
integrated system with the public health perspective encompassing mental
health. (Susan Dickinson & Louis Allen, 2010). According to the Centre for
Addiction and Mental Health the Donwood Institute and the Queen Street Mental
Health Centre. This was a critical step in better integrating addiction and
mental health programs and services. Following an extensive review of its
services in consultation with its stakeholders including hospitals, healthcare
providers, clients, government, and neighbors. (Hospital News, 1987).
Grant possibilities require further discussion to be able to
continue this effort. A minimal staff for furthering these ideas is necessary
to consolidate these initiatives and guarantee fluid processes. Ongoing
surveys, focus groups researching and justifying needs, and high light critical
current and past pertinent studies to organize substantial gains are required.
(Susan Dickinson & Louis Allen, 2010).
American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Children With
Disabilities, Care Coordination: integrating health and related systems of care
for children with special health care needs. Pediatrics. 1999; 104:978-98; Public Proposal
Addressing Children’s Mental Health Needs (
A proposal for
a new approach to mental illness and addiction care – Hospital News

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