Is it worth hiring a pharmacist for your GP clinic?

Canberra researchers crunched the numbers on whether an inhouse pharmacist is value for money

Hiring a part-time pharmacist to work at a general practice can save doctors time — but only private practices that charge patients can expect a positive return on investment, a small pilot study shows. 

University of Canberra researchers looked at the feasibility of hiring inhouse pharmacists, finding the value-cost ratio "may be positive in some scenarios”. 

Overall, between $0.61 and $1.20 income could be generated by the pharmacists for each $1 spent by the practice on wages, according to the study led by