“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it,” goes the old business axiom.
With that in mind, the National Community Pharmacists Association and Cardinal Health published the 2017 NCPA Digest.
The Digest helps community pharmacy owners manage their businesses better by providing facts, figures, and profiles — essential data that describes the impact community pharmacies have on patients and the communities they serve. It’s in these communities that independent pharmacies have their greatest effect, not only economically, but through civic contributions that help make their communities better places to live.
For more than eight decades, the Digest has provided the most comprehensive report available on the state of independent community pharmacy, allowing pharmacy owners to make prudent business decisions and equipping elected officials with the information they need to craft sound policy. The health care landscape has changed dramatically since the very first Digest. Through it all, the devotion and care independent pharmacists show to their patients and their community has remained a steadfast anchor.
Publishing the Digest requires countless hours over many months, and significant expense. It would not be possible without the sponsorship of Cardinal Health, for which NCPA is very grateful.
The Digest is essentially a compilation of data provided by independent community pharmacy owners across the country who respond to NCPA’s annual survey. We greatly appreciate the time these NCPA members take to share information that can help advance their profession.
NCPA members got early access to the Digest at the NCPA Annual Convention in October. NCPA members can access a copy at www.ncpanet.org/digest using their NCPA ID and password.